Synthese 114 (2):233-276 (1998)
The paper discusses the structure of non-verbal predication, with particular reference to the role of the copula. Differently from the main tenets of contemporary logico-philosophical and linguistic theories, a model of predication is proposed where the verbal component (specifically, tense information) is regarded as central in establishing the syntactic and semantic relation between a predicate and its subject. It is thus possible to recover some of the insights of the pre-Fregean analysis of predication. The proposed solution has a number of significant consequences for the structure to be assigned to non-verbal predication, in particular for the semantics of small clause constituents, where the predication is established without the copula.
|Keywords||Philosophy Philosophy Epistemology Logic Metaphysics Philosophy of Language|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Non-Traditional Squares of Predication and Quantification.Mireille Staschok - 2008 - Logica Universalis 2 (1):77-85.
From Plato to Frege: Paradigms of Predication in the History of Ideas. [REVIEW]Uwe Meixner - 2009 - Metaphysica 10 (2):199-214.
Russell's Early Analysis of Relational Predication and the Asymmetry of the Predication Relation.Herbert Hochberg - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (4):439-459.
The Proper Treatment of Predication in Fine-Grained Intensional Logic.Christopher Menzel - 1993 - Philosophical Perspectives 7:61-87.
A Theistic Argument Against Platonism (and in Support of Truthmakers and Divine Simplicity).Michael Bergmann & Jeffrey E. Brower - 2006 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 2:357-386.
Saptabhaṅgī: The Jaina Theory of Sevenfold Predication: A Logical Analysis.Pragati Jain - 2000 - Philosophy East and West 50 (3):385-399.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads97 ( #50,906 of 2,152,215 )
Recent downloads (6 months)15 ( #30,369 of 2,152,215 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.