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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2017) 126 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 April 2017
... count noun. This data set, they say, reveals that names’ interaction with the determiner system differs from that of common count nouns only with respect to the definite article ‘the’. They conclude that this special distribution of names is best explained by the-predicativism, the view that posits the...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Delia Graff Fara One reason to think that names have a predicate-type semantic value is that they naturally occur in count-noun positions: ‘The Michaels in my building both lost their keys’; ‘I know one incredibly sharp Cecil and one that's incredibly dull’. Predicativism is the view that names...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2019) 128 (1): 63–105.
Published: 01 January 2019
... unable to conceal questions, contrary to my proposal here. It is not clear to me that proposition is a sortal noun. If propositions are (say) functions from possible worlds to truth values, then proposition would seem to count as a relational noun. But even if we grant that proposition is a...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2005) 114 (2): 179–225.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Quantifiers. Fundamenta Mathematicae 44 : 12 -36. Partee, Barbara. 1986 . Noun Phrase Interpretation and Type-Shifting Principles. In Studies in Discourse Representation Theory and the Theory of Generalized Quantifiers , ed. J. Groenendjik, D. de Jongh, and M. Stokhof. Dordrecht: Foris Publications...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2003) 112 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 April 2003
..., in Romance languages, some adjectives can appear either to the left or to the right of the noun they modify, with dif- fering semantic impact depending on their location. In such cases, the adjec- tive seems to have a literal reading when postposed and a figurative reading when preposed, as in...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2016) 125 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Pentateuch that are ordinarily counted as poetry (Exodus 15 and Deuteronomy 32) do not exceed more than a quarter of a percent. Of course, one can, in principle, treat any text as poetry, but I do not see in what sense Numbers 33 (or the entire book of Leviticus) is any more poetic than, say, a shopping list...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2011) 120 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Philosophy 14 : 39 –100. Hajičová, Eva, Barbara Partee, and Peter Sgall. 1998 . Topic-Focus Articulation, Tripartite Structures, and Semantic Content . Dordrecht: Kluwer. Heim, Irene. 1982 . “The Semantics of Definite and Indefinite Noun Phrases.” PhD diss., University of Massachusetts...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... K. Stenning, 352 -57. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Heim, I. 1982 . “The Semantics of Definite and Indefinite Noun Phrases.” PhD diss. , University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Hollander, M. A., S. A. Gelman, and J. Star. 2002 . “Children's Interpretation of Generic Noun Phrases.” Developmental...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2010) 119 (3): 273–313.
Published: 01 July 2010
... of Philosophical Logic 4 : 187 –221. Gupta, Anil. 1980 . The Logic of Common Nouns . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Johnson, W. E. 1924 . Logic , Part 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. King, Jeffrey C. 2006 . “Semantics for Monists.” Mind 115 : 1023 –58. Leibniz...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2003) 112 (4): 580–586.
Published: 01 October 2003
... the most familiar in Sibley’s corpus. Sibley thought that the appli- cation of aesthetic concepts was not positively controlled by any closed or open set of conditions that always counted either for or against the application of the concept. The possible inventory of these unserviceable conditions...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2011) 120 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... ‘head’ of a corporation and a physiological ‘head’, the noun ‘strike’ as compared to the verb ‘strike’, or transitive versus intransitive uses of ‘blow up’. If you count only some of these pairs as genuinely “ambiguous,” then please translate my use accordingly. I will loosely call a term ‘ambiguous...
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The Philosophical Review (1 October 2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
..., S. 2007 . “ Proper Nouns .” PhD diss., Rutgers University. Dekker, P. 1997 . “Cases, Adverbs, Situations, and Events.” In Context-Dependence in the Analyis of Linguistic Meaning , ed. H. Kamp and B. Partee, 383 -404. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Dever, J. 1997 . “ Variables .” PhD diss...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... natural kind terms (though, interestingly, Nolan has a clear case of epistemic shift involving that and briefly considers a view that is very close to my ac- count). The crucial observation is that, as I’m going to argue, all indexical reference systematically works in a nonstandard way in epistemic...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... period of time entails that certain “simpler” subactivities that compose them went on during that period of time. A feature of these complex activities is that there may be no fully general context-independent way to determine what someone has to be doing, or to have done, in order to count as doing...
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The Philosophical Review (1 July 2004) 113 (3): 303–357.
Published: 01 July 2004
... ‘is like something for c’. The ‘something’ plays an especially odd role. It clearly functions as a vari- able, a placeholder, but over what does it generalize? Not primarily 308 THE EXPLANATORY STOPGAP “things” designated by noun phrases, but...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 103–107.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that is a sign of the thing perceived drops out. The only remaining question is: “Are we acquainted with the thing signified? If we are not acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can count as perceiving the thing signified, however indirectly. If we are acquainted, then no acquaintance...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that is a sign of the thing perceived drops out. The only remaining question is: “Are we acquainted with the thing signified? If we are not acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can count as perceiving the thing signified, however indirectly. If we are acquainted, then no acquaintance...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... remaining question is: “Are we acquainted with the thing signified? If we are not acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can count as perceiving the thing signified, however indirectly. If we are acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can stand in the way.”4 In other words, no...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 115–121.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that is a sign of the thing perceived drops out. The only remaining question is: “Are we acquainted with the thing signified? If we are not acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can count as perceiving the thing signified, however indirectly. If we are acquainted, then no acquaintance...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2009) 118 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2009
... remaining question is: “Are we acquainted with the thing signified? If we are not acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can count as perceiving the thing signified, however indirectly. If we are acquainted, then no acquaintance with anything else can stand in the way.”4 In other words, no...