Natural Language and its Ontology

In Alvin Goldman & Brian Mclaughlin (eds.), Metaphysics and Cognitive Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
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Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
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This paper gives a characterization of the ontology implicit in natural language and the entities it involves, situates natural language ontology within metaphysics, and responds to Chomskys' dismissal of externalist semantics.
Keywords ontology  natural language  reference
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