Philosophical Studies 172 (9):2493-2512 (2015)

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Rachel Katharine Sterken
University of Hong Kong
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This paper offers three objections to Leslie’s recent and already influential theory of generics :375–403, 2007a, Philos Rev 117:1–47, 2008): her proposed metaphysical truth-conditions are subject to systematic counter-examples, the proposed disquotational semantics fails, and there is evidence that generics do not express cognitively primitive generalisations
Keywords Generics  Disquotation  Context  Gen  Generalisation  Primitive
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