Philosophy Compass 12 (8):e12431 (2017)

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Rachel Katharine Sterken
University of Hong Kong
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This article discusses recent theories of the meaning of generics. The discussion is centred on how the theories differ in their approach to addressing the primary difficulty in providing a theory of generic meaning: The notoriously complex ways in which the truth conditions of generics seem to vary. In addition, the article summarizes considerations for and against each theory.
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