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  1. Øystein Linnebo & David Nicolas (2008). Superplurals in English. Analysis 68 (299):186–197.
    where ‘aa’ is a plural term, and ‘F’ a plural predicate. Following George Boolos (1984) and others, many philosophers and logicians also think that plural expressions should be analysed as not introducing any new ontological commitments to some sort of ‘plural entities’, but rather as involving a new form of reference to objects to which we are already committed (for an overview and further details, see Linnebo 2004). For instance, the plural term ‘aa’ refers to Alice, Bob and Charlie simultaneously, (...)
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    David Nicolas (2008). Mass Nouns and Plural Logic. Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (2):211-244.
    A dilemma put forward by Schein (1993) and Rayo (2002) suggests that, in order to characterize the semantics of plurals, we should not use predicate logic, but non-singular logic, a formal language whose terms may refer to several things at once. We show that a similar dilemma applies to mass nouns. If we use predicate logic and sets, we arrive at a Russellian paradox when characterizing the semantics of mass nouns. Likewise, a semantics of mass nouns based (...)
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    David Nicolas (2014). Review of Oliver & Smiley, Plural Logic, 2013. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2.
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    David Nicolas, Conversions of Count Nouns Into Mass Nouns in French.
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    David Nicolas & Patrick Caudal (2005). Types of Degrees and Types of Event Structures. In Event Arguments: Foundations and Applications. Mouton de Gruyter 277-300.
    In this paper, we investigate how certain types of predicates should be connected with certain types of degree scales, and how this can affect the events they describe. The distribution and interpretation of various degree adverbials will serve us as a guideline in this perspective. They suggest that two main types of degree scales should be distinguished: (i) quantity scales, which are characterized by the semantic equivalence of Yannig ate the cake partially and Yannig ate part of the cake; quantity (...)
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    Salvatore Florio & David Nicolas (2015). Plural Logic and Sensitivity to Order. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (3):444-464.
    Sentences that exhibit sensitivity to order (e.g. 'John and Mary arrived at school in that order' and 'Mary and John arrived at school in that order') present a challenge for the standard formulation of plural logic. In response, some authors have advocated new versions of plural logic based on fine-grained notions of plural reference, such as serial reference (Hewitt 2012) and articulated reference (Ben-Yami 2013). The aim of this article is to show that sensitivity to order should be accounted for (...)
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    Philippe de Brabanter, David Nicolas, Isidora Stojanovic & Neftali Villanueva Fernandez (2007). Les usages déférentiels. In L'épistémologie sociale. Editions de l'EHESS
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    David Nicolas (2011). Review of J.Pelletier (Ed.), Kinds, Things, and Stuff, 2010. [REVIEW] Language 87.
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    David Nicolas (2002). La distinction entre noms massifs et noms comptables. Editions Peeters.
  10. David Nicolas (2009). Mereological Essentialism, Composition, and Stuff: A Reply to Kristie Miller. Erkenntnis 71 (3):425 - 429.
    In ‘Essential stuff' (2008) and ‘Stuff' (2009), Kristie Miller argues that two generally accepted theses, often formulated as follows, are incompatible: - (Temporal) mereological essentialism for stuff (or matter), the thesis that any portion of stuff has the same parts at every time it exists. - Stuff composition, the thesis that for any two portions of stuff, there exists a portion of stuff that is their mereological sum (or fusion). She does this by considering competing hypotheses about stuff, trying to (...)
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    David Nicolas (2002). La Catégorisation des Noms Communs: Massifs Et Comptables. In Catégorisation et langage. Hermès
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    David Nicolas (2002). Do Mass Nouns Constitute a Semantically Uniform Class? Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 26.
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    David Nicolas, Can Mereological Sums Serve as the Semantic Values of Plurals?
    Abstract: Friends of plural logic—like Oliver & Smiley (2001), Rayo (2002), Yi (2005), and McKay (2006)—have argued that a semantics of plurals based on mereological sums would be too weak, and they have adduced several examples in favor of their claim. However, they have not considered various possible counter-arguments. So how convincing are their own arguments? We show that several of them are easily answered, while some others are more problematic. Overall, the case against mereological singularism—the idea that mereological sums (...)
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    David Nicolas (2007). Mass Nouns and Plural Logic (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the 16th Amsterdam Colloquium. Palteam 211-244.
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    David Nicolas (2004). The Semantics of Nouns Derived From Gradable Adjectives. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 8. 197-207.
    What semantics should we attribute to nouns like "wisdom" and "generosity", which are derived from gradable adjectives? We show that, from a morphosyntactic standpoint, these nouns are mass nouns. This leads us to consider and answer the following questions. How are these nouns interpreted in their various uses? What formal representations may one associate with their interpretations? How do these depend on the semantics of the adjective? And where lies the semantic unity of nouns like wisdom and generosity with the (...)
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    David Nicolas (2004). Is There Anything Characteristic About the Meaning of a Count Noun? Revue de la Lexicologie 18.
    In English, some common nouns, like "cat", can be used in the singular and in the plural, while others, like "wate"r, are invariable. Moreover, nouns like "cat" can be employed with numerals like "one" and "two" and determiners like "a", "many" and "few", but neither with "much" nor "little". On the contrary, nouns like "milk" can be used with determiners like "much" and "little", but neither with "a", "one" nor "many". These two types of nouns constitute two morphosyntactic sub-classes of (...)
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    David Nicolas (2010). Towards a Semantics for Mass Expressions Derived From Gradable Expressions. Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes 39:163-198.
    What semantics should we attribute to mass expressions like "wisdom" and "love", which are derived from gradable expressions? We first examine how these expressions are used, then how they are interpreted in their various uses. We then propose a model to account for these data, in which derived mass nouns denote instances of properties.
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    David Nicolas, The Logic of Mass Expressions. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    David Nicolas, Count Nouns, Mass Nouns and Their Acquisition.
    'Philosophy may in no way interfere with the actual use of language; it can in the end only describe it. For it cannot give it any foundation either. It leaves everything as it is.' 'We must do away with all explanation, and description alone must take its place.'.
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    Damián Justo, Julien Dutant, Benoît Hardy-Vallée, David Nicolas & Benjamin Q. Sylvand (2003). Delegation, Subdivision, and Modularity: How Rich is Conceptual Structure? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (6):683-684.
    Contra Jackendoff, we argue that within the parallel architecture framework, the generality of language does not require a rich conceptual structure. To show this, we put forward a delegation model of specialization. We find Jackendoff's alternative, the subdivision model, insufficiently supported. In particular, the computational consequences of his representational notion of modularity need to be clarified.
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    David Nicolas & Florence Lefeuvre (2003). La phrase nominale existentielle et la distinction aspectuelle telique / atelique. Revue de Sémantique Et Pragmatique 14:157-173.
    L'objet de cet article est d'examiner en quoi la phrase nominale existentielle : (a) Lecture pendant toute la matinée. (b) Lecture d'un poème. (c) Lecture. peut être concernée par la distinction aspectuelle télique / atélique. Nous avons examiné les phrases qui, notamment à cause du type d'expression nominale employé, renvoient à un événement, un processus ou un état. Celles qui renvoient à un événement sont téliques, les autres sont atéliques, comme dans le cas des expressions verbales. Nous avons étudié les (...)
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    David Nicolas, L’ambiguïté. Sémanticlopédie: Dictionnaire de Sémantique.
    In D. Godard, L. Roussarie & F. Corblin (eds.), Sémanticlopédie : dictionnaire de sémantique, GDR Sémantique & Modélisation, CNRS, http://www.semantique-gdr.net/dico/.
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    David Nicolas, La compositionalité: Questions conceptuelles. Sémanticlopédie : Dictionnaire de Sémantique.
    In D. Godard, L. Roussarie & F. Corblin (eds.), Sémanticlopédie : dictionnaire de sémantique, GDR Sémantique & Modélisation, CNRS, http://www.semantique-gdr.net/dico/.
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  24. Nicolas Malebranche & Michel David (1711). Entretiens Sur la Metaphysique, Sur la Religion, Et Sur la Mort. Chez Michel David ..
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    David Nicolas, La distinction massif / comptable. Sémanticlopédie : Dictionnaire de Sémantique.
    In D. Godard, L. Roussarie & F. Corblin (eds.), Sémanticlopédie : dictionnaire de sémantique, GDR Sémantique & Modélisation, CNRS, http://www.semantique-gdr.net/dico/.
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  26. Nicolas Malebranche & Michel David (1712). De la Recherche de la Verité Où l'On Traitte de la Nature de l'Esprit de l'Homme, & de l'Usage Qu'il En Doit Faire Pour Éviter l'Erreur Dans les Sciences. Chez Michel David, Quay des Augustins, À la Providence.
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  27. Nicolas Malebranche & Michel-Étienne David (1721). De la Recherche de la Verité Où L'on Traité de la Nature de l'Esprit de l'Homme, Et de l'Usage Qu'il En Doit Faire Pour Éviter l'Erreur Dans les Sciences. Chez Michel-Etienne David, Quay des Augustins, À la Providence.
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  28. David Nicolas (2009). Mereological Essentialism, Composition, and Stuff: A Reply to Kristie Miller. Erkenntnis 71 (3):425-429.
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  29. Nicolas David, Towards a Semantics for Mass Expressions Derived From Gradable Expressions.
    What semantics should we attribute to mass expressions like "wisdom" and "love", which are derived from gradable expressions? We first examine how these expressions are used, then how they are interpreted in their various uses. We then propose a model to account for these data, in which derived mass nouns denote instances of properties.
     
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    E. G. Turner, M. David, B. A. van Groningen, J. C. van Oven, E. Boswinkel, E. P. Wegener, A. H. R. E. Paap, M. Hombert & Cl Preaux (1953). Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava, edidit Institutum Papyrologicum Universitatis Lugduno-Batavae, moderantibus M. David, B. A. van Groningen, J. C. van Oven. I. The Warren PapyriPapyrologica Lugduno-Batava, edidit Institutum Papyrologicum Universitatis Lugduno-Batavae, moderantibus M. David, B. A. van Groningen, J. C. van Oven. II. Einige Wiener PapyriPapyrologica Lugduno-Batava, edidit Institutum Papyrologicum Universitatis Lugduno-Batavae, moderantibus M. David, B. A. van Groningen, J. C. van Oven. III. Some Oxford PapyriPapyrologica Lugduno-Batava, edidit Institutum Papyrologicum Universitatis Lugduno-Batavae, moderantibus M. David, B. A. van Groningen, J. C. van Oven. IV. De Herodoti reliquiis in papyris et membranis Aegyptiis servatisPapyrologica Lugduno-Batava, edidit Institutum Papyrologicum Universitatis Lugduno-Batavae, moderantibus M. David, B. A. van Groningen, J. C. van Oven. V. Recherches sur le Recensement dans l'Egypte romaine Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava, edidit Institutum Pap. [REVIEW] Journal of Hellenic Studies 73:163.
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    Evans David (2007). The Ethics of War Richard Sorabji & David Rodin (Eds.) Ashgate, 2006, Pp. IX+ 253. Philosophy 82 (2):370.
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    Thomas Frangenberg & Ludovico David (1994). The Geometry of a Dome: Ludovico David 's Dichiarazione Della Pittura Della Capella Del Collegio Clementino di Roma. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 57:191-208.
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  33. García Bacca & Juan David (2002). Ensayos y Estudios de Juan David García Bacca. Fundación Para la Cultura Urbana.
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  34. Maxime David & L. Lévy-Bruhl (1912). David Hume. Œuvres philosophiques choisies. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 20 (3):6-7.
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  35. Archard David (forthcoming). Should We Teach Patriotism?/David Archard. Studies in Philosophy and Education.–Ny.
     
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    Madeleine David (1974). Histoire des religions et philosophie au XVIII e siècle : le président de Brosses, David Hume et Diderot. Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 164 (2):145 - 160.
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    Eduardo Nicolás Giovannini (2015). Arithmetizing the Geometry From Inside: David Hilbert's Segment Calculus. Scientiae Studia 13 (1):11-48.
    Sobre la base que aportan las notas manuscritas de David Hilbert para cursos sobre geometría, el artículo procura contextualizar y analizar una de las contribuciones más importantes y novedosas de su célebre monografía Fundamentos de la geometría, a saber: el cálculo de segmentos lineales. Se argumenta que, además de ser un resultado matemático importante, Hilbert depositó en su aritmética de segmentos un destacado significado epistemológico y metodológico. En particular, se afirma que para Hilbert este resultado representaba un claro ejemplo (...)
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  38. David Larre & Dominique de Courcelles (eds.) (2005). Nicolas de Cues Penseur Et Artisan de L'Unité: Conjectures, Concorde, Coïncidence des Opposés. Ens Éditions.
    La passion de l'unité : tel semble avoir été l'un des principaux moteurs de l'activité diplomatique et intellectuelle du cardinal Nicolas de Cues (1401-1464).
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    David Aubin (1997). The Withering Immortality of Nicolas Bourbaki: A Cultural Connector at the Confluence of Mathematics, Structuralism, and the Oulipo in France. Science in Context 10 (2).
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    Nicolas Hayoz & Anne Fouradoulas (2005). Book Reviews : Dane R. Gordon and David C. Durst (Eds.), Civil Society in Southeast Europe, Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York, 2004. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 57 (2):220-222.
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    David Larre (2003). Mathématiques Et Dialectique Chez Nicolas de Cuse Jean-Michel Counet Collection «Études de Philosophie Médiévale», Vol. 80 Paris, Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2000, 457 P. [REVIEW] Dialogue 42 (02):385-.
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    J. Nicolas Kaufmann (1993). Éthique Et Rationalité Conférences de David Gauthier, Jan Narveson Et Kai Nielsen Introduction Et Traduction Par Jocelyne Couture Collection «Philosophie Et Langage» Bruxelles, Pierre Mardaga, 1992, 128 P. [REVIEW] Dialogue 32 (03):642-.
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  43. Nicolas Barker & James McLaverty (2009). David Fairweather Foxon 1923-2001. Proceedings of the British Academy 161:159.
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  44. David L. Hall (1981). The Humanization of Philosophy Through the Bhagavad Gita: Antonio de Nicolas and Ortega y Gasset. Philosophy Today 25 (1):63-67.
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  45. David Larre (2003). Mathématiques Et Dialectique Chez Nicolas de Cuse. Dialogue 42 (2):385-388.
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    David Lauer, Christophe Laudou, Robin Celikates & Georg W. Bertram (eds.) (2011). Expérience Et Réflexivité: Perspectives au-Delà de L’Empirisme Et de L’Idéalisme. L'Harmattan.
    This book collects essays from the 2006 and 2007 International Philosophy Colloquia Evian, centred around a central problem in the philosophy of mind: the relationship between the human faculty of sensory experience and the faculty of conceptual reflection, that is self-consciousness. Containing articles by philosophers of eight nationalities, in three languages (English, French, German), and of "analytical" as well as "continental" provenance, it beautifully represents the spirit of the colloquia. Authors include Joshua Andresen (AU Beirut), Valérie Aucouturier (Kent U / (...)
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    Katherine Hawley (forthcoming). David Lewis on Persistence. In Barry Loewer & Jonathan Schaffer (eds.), A Companion to David Lewis. Wiley-Blackwell 237-49.
    This paper provides an overview on David Lewis's writings about persistence. I focus on two issues. First, what is the relationship between the doctrine of Humean Supervenience and the rejection of endurantism? Second, why did Lewis not adopt a stage theory of persistence, given that he advocated a counterpart theory of modality?
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    Basil Hiley & F. David Peat (eds.) (1991). Quantum Implications: Essays in Honour of David Bohm. Routledge.
    David Bohm is one of the foremost scientific thinkers of today and one of the most distinguished scientists of his generation. His challenge to the conventional understanding of quantum theory has led scientists to reexamine what it is they are going and his ideas have been an inspiration across a wide range of disciplines. Quantum Implications is a collection of original contributions by many of the world' s leading scholars and is dedicated to David (...)
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    Benj Hellie (forthcoming). David Lewis and the Kangaroo: Graphing Philosophical Progress. In Russell Blackford & Damien Broderick (eds.), Philosophy's Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress. Blackwell
    Data-driven historiography of philosophy looks to objective modeling tools for illumination of the propagation of influence. While the system of David Lewis, the most influential philosopher of our time, raises historiographic puzzles to stymie conventional analytic methods, it proves amenable to data-driven analysis. A striking result is that Lewis only becomes the metaphysician of current legend following the midpoint of his career: his initial project is to frame a descriptive science of mind and meaning; the transition to (...)
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  50. Anthony Skelton (2013). Sidgwick’s Argument for Utilitarianism and His Moral Epistemology: A Reply to David Phillips. Revue d'Etudes Benthamiennes 12.
    David Phillips’s Sidgwickian Ethics is a penetrating contribution to the scholarly and philosophical understanding of Henry Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics. This note focuses on Phillips’s understanding of (aspects of) Sidgwick’s argument for utilitarianism and the moral epistemology to which he subscribes. In § I, I briefly outline the basic features of the argument that Sidgwick provides for utilitarianism, noting some disagreements with Phillips along the way. In § II, I raise some objections to Phillips’s account of the (...)
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