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Byeong-uk Yi
University of Toronto, St. George
  1. The Logic and Meaning of Plurals. Part II.Byeong-uk Yi - 2006 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 35 (3):239-288.
    In this sequel to "The logic and meaning of plurals. Part I", I continue to present an account of logic and language that acknowledges limitations of singular constructions of natural languages and recognizes plural constructions as their peers. To this end, I present a non-reductive account of plural constructions that results from the conception of plurals as devices for talking about the many. In this paper, I give an informal semantics of plurals, formulate a formal characterization of truth for the (...)
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  2. The Logic and Meaning of Plurals. Part I.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 34 (5-6):459-506.
    Contemporary accounts of logic and language cannot give proper treatments of plural constructions of natural languages. They assume that plural constructions are redundant devices used to abbreviate singular constructions. This paper and its sequel, "The logic and meaning of plurals, II", aim to develop an account of logic and language that acknowledges limitations of singular constructions and recognizes plural constructions as their peers. To do so, the papers present natural accounts of the logic and meaning of plural constructions that result (...)
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  3. Is Mereology Ontologically Innocent?Byeong-Uk Yi - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 93 (2):141-160.
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    Is Two a Property?Byeong-uk Yi - 1999 - Journal of Philosophy 96 (4):163.
  5. Is Two a Property?Byeong-uk Yi - 1999 - Journal of Philosophy 96 (4):163-190.
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    Abstract Nouns and Resemblance Nominalism.Byeong-uk Yi - 2014 - Analysis 74 (4):622-629.
    In developing resemblance nominalism, Rodriguez-Pereyra attempts to meet the challenge that truths involving abstract nouns pose to the doctrine. He holds that one can render sentences containing abstract nouns without invoking attributes and defends this view by giving nominalistic sentences that express the truthmakers of two such sentences: ‘Scarlet is a colour’ and ‘Carmine resembles vermillion more than it resembles French blue.’ This article argues that his renderings have serious problems and fall far short of meeting the challenge posed by (...)
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    Is Composition Identity?Byeong-uk Yi - forthcoming - Synthese:1-35.
    Say that some things _compose_ something, if the latter is a whole, fusion, or mereological sum of the former. Then the thesis that composition is identity holds that the _composition_ relation is a kind of identity relation, a plural cousin of singular identity. On this thesis, any things that compose a whole are identical with the whole. This article argues that the thesis is incoherent. To do so, the article formulates the thesis in a _plural language_, a symbolic language that (...)
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    Two Syllogisms in the Mozi: Chinese Logic and Language.Byeong-uk Yi - forthcoming - Review of Symbolic Logic:1-18.
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  9. Is There a Plural Object?Byeong-Uk Yi - forthcoming - In Donal Baxter & Aaron Cotnoir (eds.), Composition as Identity. Oxford University Press.
    A plurality or plural object is a single object that is also many, and pluralitism is the thesis that there is such an object. This paper argues that pluralitism and closely related theses (e.g., the many-one identity thesis and the composition as identity thesis) violate logic. To do so, it formulates an approach to the logic and semantics of plural constructions that results in plural logic and relates treatments of plural constructions to accounts of natural number. And it gives a (...)
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    Nominalism and Comparative Similarity.Byeong-uk Yi - 2018 - Erkenntnis 83 (4):793-803.
    Nominalism about attributes has serious difficulties in accounting for truths involving abstract nouns. Prominent among such truths are statements of comparative similarity among attributes. This paper argues that one cannot account for the truth of such statements without invoking attributes.
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    Understanding the Many.Byeong-uk Yi - 2002 - Routledge.
    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Numbers and Relations.Byeong-Uk Yi - 1998 - Erkenntnis 49 (1):93 - 113.
    In this paper, I criticize John Bigelow's account of number and present my own account that results from the criticism. In doing so, I argue that proper understanding of the nature of number requires a radical departure from the standard conception of language and reality and outline the alternative conception that underlies my account of number. I argue that Bigelow's account of number rests on an incorrect analysis of the plural constructions underlying the talk of number and propound an analysis (...)
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    Compact Entailment and Wright's Verification Principle.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):413-421.
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    The Language and Logic of Plurals.Byeong-Uk Yi - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophical Logic.
  15. The Cyclical Argument and Principles of Change in Plato's Phaedo.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2009 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 12:85-102.
  16. Newcomb's Paradox and Priest's Principle of Rational Choice.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2003 - Analysis 63 (3):237–242.
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    Conditionals and a Two-Envelope Paradox.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2013 - Journal of Philosopohy 110 (5):233-257.
    C onsider two contrary conditionals 1 about two envelopes, Ali and Baba: (a) If Ali has more money than Baba, the difference between the amounts in them is $5. (b) If Ali has more money than Baba, the difference between the amounts in them is $10. Can these both be true? The answer is a resounding yes on the standard account of conditionals, which identifies indicative con- ditionals with material conditionals. It is not the same with many other contemporary accounts (...)
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    Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language, by Friederike Moltmann.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2015 - Mind 124 (495):958-964.
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    A New Case for Indeterminacy Of Translation.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 39:283-289.
    In this paper, I revisit W. V. Quine’s thesis of indeterminacy of translation. I think Quine’s arguments for the thesis are marred by his controversial assumptions about language that amount to a kind of linguistic behaviorism. I hope to cast a new light on the thesis by presenting a strong argument for the thesis that does not rest on those assumptions. The argument that I present in the paper results from adapting Benson Mates’s objection to Rudolph Carnap’s analysis ofsynonymy as (...)
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    Glymour on Explanation.Byeong-uk Yi - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (3):914-917.
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    Rationality and the Prisoner's Dilemma in David Gauthier's Morals by Agreement.Byeong-Uk Yi - 1992 - Journal of Philosophy 89 (9):484-495.
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    The Problem of Knowing the Forms in Plato's "Parmenides".Byeong-Uk Yi & Eunshil Bae - 1998 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 15 (3):271 - 283.
  23. Clare Ortiz Hill, Rethinking Identity and Metaphysics Reviewed By.Byeong-Uk Yi - 1998 - Philosophy in Review 18 (4):266-268.
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    Descending Chains and the Contextualist Approach to Semantic Paradoxes.Byeong-Uk Yi - 1999 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 40 (4):554-567.
    Plausible principles on truth seem to yield contradictory conclusions about paradoxical sentences such as the Strengthened Liar. Those who take the contextualist approach, such as Parsons and Burge, attempt to justify the seemingly contradictory conclusions by arguing that the natural reasoning that leads to them involves some kind of contextual shift that makes them compatible. This paper argues that one cannot take this approach to give a proper treatment of infinite descending chains of semantic attributions. It also examines a related (...)
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    Conditionals and a Two-Envelope Paradox.Byeong-Uk Yi - 2013 - Journal of Philosophy 110 (5):233-257.
  26. Understanding the Many.Byeong-uk Yi - 2014 - Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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