ISBN-10:
0199281718
ISBN-13:
9780199281718
Pub. Date:
06/01/2006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

by Henry Laycock
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ISBN-13: 9780199281718
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 21.80(w) x 14.40(h) x 2.20(d)

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Queen's University, Ontario

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. A proposed semantical solution to the so-called 'problem of mass nouns'
2. In thrall to the idea of The One
3. Non-count descriptions and non-singularity
4. Quantification and its discontents
5. The Ideal Language project and the non-discrete
Appendix I: Atomism
Appendix II: Substances and physical objects: Quine's labyrinth
Appendix III: Reductive approaches to non-singularity
Appendix IV: The gradual transition from count nouns to pure non-count nouns

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