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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of 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...
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The Philosophical Review (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 (2019) 128 (3): 367–371.
Published: 01 July 2019
... why the problem does not apply to the contrastivist view, he subtly switches to the language of ‘most reason’ (where ‘reason’ is now a mass noun rather than a count noun) and cites a whole cluster of facts (invitation B is for burgers, invitation A is for Armenian, I greatly prefer burgers...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... , or simply predicativism . This is the view that names are predicates (or count nouns to be precise) with a corresponding predicative meaning, for example (10) 〚 Del   Naja 〛 c , g , w = [ λ x .   x   is   called   Del   Naja   in   w ] 7 This view...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 309–313.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., reality consists in just features—or better still, feature —spread out over space and time. Azzouni thinks that employing ‘feature’ as if it were a mass term rather than a count noun is preferable, because the latter suggests the legitimacy of questions about where one feature ends and another begins...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 179–225.
Published: 01 April 2005
... of 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 (2011) 120 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 April 2011
... and 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 (2019) 128 (1): 63–105.
Published: 01 January 2019
... in the proposition that Fido barks ) is a modifying adjunct rather than a relative clause. 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...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 April 2003
... 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: C C un homme grand (a big man) C C un grand...
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The Philosophical Review (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, Gottfried...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 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 (the kernel of truth...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... and 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 (2020) 129 (2): 251–298.
Published: 01 April 2020
...’ as a mass noun here, while I typically use it as a count noun to pick out a particular mental state that figures in the epistemic basing relation. Additionally, Conee discusses propositional justification, while my main focus is on doxastic justification. Nonetheless, the conceptual connection he highlights...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... between singular and plural readings of ‘deer’, the difference between being the ‘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...
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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (4): 580–586.
Published: 01 October 2003
... 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 supplies the nonaesthetic side...
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The Philosophical Review (2022) 131 (2): 169–213.
Published: 01 April 2022
... although thoughts (思) cannot be” (思而動于欲為念。故念當除而思不可除, in Wu 2007 : 5.88; see Chan 1983 : 142). The word nian (which will be used as a noun in all the passages I discuss below) should not be understood as a concern in the sense described in the English “to be concerned about” (as in “I am concerned...
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The Philosophical Review (2004) 113 (3): 303–357.
Published: 01 July 2004
... it generalize? Not primarily 308 THE EXPLANATORY STOPGAP “things” designated by noun phrases, but features specified by predicative phrases. If asked what it is like to wrestle with a riddle, the adjectives ‘interesting’ or ‘fatiguing’ are better answers...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (4): 525–554.
Published: 01 October 2008
.... Cumming, 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 (2012) 121 (3): 359–406.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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 contexts. 363 PAOLO SANTORIO...
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The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (4): 587–591.
Published: 01 October 2011
... dependent in a nonderivative way on agents’ inten- tions, aims, or reasons for acting. It would be helpful to have a clear statement of what counts as “derivative” since, for example, Scanlon acknowledges that inten- tions can affect the nature of the actions people perform, and these actions...