Oxford University Press (2006)
|Abstract||Plural predication is a pervasive part of ordinary language. We can say that some people are fifty in number, are surrounding a building, come from many countries, and are classmates. These predicates can be true of some people without being true of any one of them; they are non-distributive predications. However, the apparatus of modern logic does not allow a place for them. Thomas McKay here explores the enrichment of logic with non-distributive plural predication and quantification. His book will be of great interest to philosophers of language, linguists, metaphysicians, and logicians.|
|Keywords||Semantics (Philosophy Language and languages Philosophy Predicate (Logic Grammar, Comparative and general Number Logic|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$14.98 used (83% off) $18.69 new (79% off) $26.35 direct from Amazon (69% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B840.M435 2006|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Dieter Wandschneider (1996). Eine Auch Sich Selbst Missverstehende Kritik: Über Das Reflexionsdefizit Formaler Explikationen. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science 27 (2):347 - 352.
Nikolaus Himmelmann & Eva Schultze-Berndt (eds.) (2005). Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives. Oxford University Press.
Johan van der Auwera (1981). What Do We Talk About When We Talk?: Speculative Grammar and the Semantics and Pragmatics of Focus. Benjamins.
David Nicolas (2008). Mass Nouns and Plural Logic. Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (2):211 - 244.
Øystein Linnebo & David Nicolas (2008). Superplurals in English. Analysis 68 (299):186–197.
Yoad Winter (2001). Plural Predication and the Strongest Meaning Hypothesis. Journal of Semantics 18 (4):333-365.
Byeong-Uk Yi (2005). The Logic and Meaning of Plurals. Part I. Journal of Philosophical Logic 34 (5/6):459-506.
Alex Oliver & Timothy Smiley (2006). A Modest Logic of Plurals. Journal of Philosophical Logic 35 (3):317 - 348.
Byeong-uk Yi (2006). The Logic and Meaning of Plurals. Part II. Journal of Philosophical Logic 35 (3):239-288.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads40 ( #33,736 of 722,932 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #20,425 of 722,932 )
How can I increase my downloads?