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The Resource Abstract objects and the semantics of natural language, Friederike Moltmann

Abstract objects and the semantics of natural language, Friederike Moltmann

Label
Abstract objects and the semantics of natural language
Title
Abstract objects and the semantics of natural language
Statement of responsibility
Friederike Moltmann
Title variation
Abstract objects & the semantics of natural language
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Abstract objects have been a central topic in philosophy since antiquity. Philosophers have defended various views about abstract objects by appealing to metaphysical considerations, considerations regarding mathematics or science, and, not infrequently, intuitions about natural language. This book pursues the question of how and whether natural language allows for reference to abstract objects in a fully systematic way. By making full use of contemporary linguistic semantics, it presents a much greater range of linguistic generalizations than has previously been taken into consideration in philosophical discussions, and it argues for an ontological picture is very different from that generally taken for granted by philosophers and semanticists alike. Reference to abstract objects such as properties, numbers, propositions, and degrees is considerably more marginal than generally held. Instead, natural language is rather generous in allowing reference to particularized properties (tropes), the use of nonreferential expressions in apparent referential position, and the use of 'nominalizing expressions', such as quantifiers like 'something'. Reference to abstract objects is achieved generally only by the use of 'reifying terms', such as 'the number eight'."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moltmann, Friederike
Dewey number
121.6/8
Index
index present
LC call number
B840
LC item number
.M66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
  • Object (Philosophy)
  • Abstraction
  • Semantics
Label
Abstract objects and the semantics of natural language, Friederike Moltmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Reference to universals and plural reference to particulars -- Reference to tropes and the ontology of tropes -- The semantics of special quantifiers in predicate position -- Propositions and attitudinal objects -- Intensional transitive verbs and their 'objects' -- Reifying terms
Control code
800035311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199608744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)800035311
Label
Abstract objects and the semantics of natural language, Friederike Moltmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Reference to universals and plural reference to particulars -- Reference to tropes and the ontology of tropes -- The semantics of special quantifiers in predicate position -- Propositions and attitudinal objects -- Intensional transitive verbs and their 'objects' -- Reifying terms
Control code
800035311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199608744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)800035311

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