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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
... that being possibly thus-and-so (in the epistemic sense of ‘possibly’) is not a trait that an object has in and of itself, but one that an object possesses only relative to a way of thinking of the domain of quantification. I consider two theories that implement this insight: a static version of counterpart...
The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 605–609.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Jason Stanley Jeffrey C. King, Complex Demonstratives: A Quantificational Account. Cambridge: MIT Press, Bradford Books, 2001. Pp. xiii, 207. Cornell University 2002 Evans, G. 1979 . Reference and Contingency. Monist 62 : 161 -89. Neale, S. Term Limits. In Philosophical...
The Philosophical Review (2011) 120 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Zoltán Gendler Szabó Consider the hypothesis that every quantified sentence in every natural language contains some expression or other whose extension constrains the domain of quantification. If the hypothesis is correct, quantificational domains are fixed in fundamentally different ways...
The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (3): 301–343.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Matthew Mandelkern; Ginger Schultheis; David Boylan This essay proposes a new theory of agentive modals : ability modals and their duals, compulsion modals. After criticizing existing approaches—the existential quantificational analysis, the universal quantificational analysis, and the conditional...
The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 99–117.
Published: 01 January 2008
... skis off' are complex demonstratives. There are also plural complex demonstratives such as `these skis' and `those snowboarders smoking by the gondola'. My book Complex Demonstratives: A Quantificational Account argues against what I call the direct reference account of complex demonstratives...
The Philosophical Review (2023) 132 (2): 173–238.
Published: 01 April 2023
... representation in a novel language. In the latter half of the paper I turn to some technical questions concerning the treatment of quantification and demonstrate various equivalences between the diagrammatic and logical representations and a fragment of the λ -calculus. A complete understanding of the finer...
The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 623–627.
Published: 01 October 2021
... that are introduced in the attempt to clarify the thesis of relativism. In order to prepare the ground for these innovations, the standard model-theoretic semantics of quantifiers is recalled. It is argued that absolutists cannot take the intended model of absolutely general quantification to be set-theoretic...
The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 January 2005
...) Here ‘[p]’ is a singular term, read “the proposition that p.” (MOD) is simple and intuitive, but I don’t think it can give Künne what he wants. Künne is well aware that the quantification that occurs in (MOD) will seem suspicious, in particular ‘ p’, and he spends pages 356–68 to try to diffuse...
The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 260–264.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of ordinary objects, and hence domain-conditions quantification over objects (chap. 7). But since he wishes to deny domain-conditions quantification over numbers, properties, and propositions, he needs to specify adequate truth conditions for an inferential-role quantifier over them, using only domain...
The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (3): 462–465.
Published: 01 July 2002
... concepts. They have no analysis” (104–5). Three of the chapters—on identity, existence, and necessity—are largely devoted to polemics against quantificational analyses of these concepts. (A sub- 462 BOOK REVIEWS sidiary aim...
The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 309–313.
Published: 01 April 2020
...-Quinean metaontological doctrine according to which existential quantification—be it in natural language or in a first-order language—is “ontologically innocent.” People who accept the literal truth of ‘Something is a so-and-so’ or ‘( ∃ x )( x is a so-and-so)’ do not thereby ontologically commit...
The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 April 2008
... with, or demonstratives to which I have no access. In any of these cases, there is no biconditional available to me to fix the extension of the truth-predicate that will do what I need. In addition, substitutional quantification will be of no help. Instead, Azzouni introduces a new device to deal with all...
The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 81–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
... is a particular response to the paradoxes involving shifts in our domain of quantification, rather than a name for the mere mechanism that generates the paradoxes, whatever it may be. 6 With these clarifications made, let's detail the indefinite extensibility response to the paradoxes. The friend...
The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
... acquaintance-requiring senses —are such that one can grasp them only if one stands in the appropriate relation of acquaintance to the thing that the sense is a mode of presentation of. 24 This externalist variety of Fregean could then hold that on at least some readings, the quantification over senses in (7...
The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (2): 286–289.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of Wittgenstein on identity that I know of. In the process he also clarifies Wittgenstein’s position visi-vis the three problematic axioms of Pn’ncipia, namely, infinity, choice, and reducibility. Chapter 4 deals with Wittgenstein’s views on quantification. When he returned to philosophy in 1929, one...
The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (1): 171–175.
Published: 01 January 2021
... natural language ( Chemla, Buccola, and Dutriche 2019 ). In section 4.1 Pietroski attempts such analysis for the famous universal property of natural language quantification, conservativity, but it is not completely clear to me how such analysis can be straightforwardly extended to cover other intriguing...
The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
... and free readings. Modality in natural language is therefore better analyzed as a system of object-language quantification over possible worlds—in which the syntax contains variables for worlds, and modals are object-language quantifiers—than in the traditional way with sentential operators that operate...
The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 275–287.
Published: 01 April 2008
... to the conditions formed with the variables. (e) From (d), that quantification binding these variables is incoherent. In the introduction to the volume, Fine says that “the” failure occurs at the first step: in an example like 9 ≥ 7), 9 is the number of the planets, so ᮀ(the number...
The Philosophical Review (2000) 109 (4): 648–652.
Published: 01 October 2000
... at the highest level, can nonetheless quite fail to engage 649 BOOK REVIEWS with each other. Boolos attributes to Dummett the thesis that Frege fell into contradiction by admitting into the Grundgesetze system higher-order quantification...
The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 179–225.
Published: 01 April 2005
... of Arithmetic. Journal of Philosophy 81 : 123 -49. ____. 1990 . Where do the Natural Numbers Come From? Synthese 84 : 347 -407. Hofweber, Thomas. 2000a . Quantification and Non-existent Objects. In Empty Names, Fiction, and the Puzzles of Non-Existence , ed. A. Everett and T. Hofweber. Stanford...