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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...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (1): 81–122.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jared Warren This essay clarifies quantifier variance and uses it to provide a theory of indefinite extensibility that I call the variance theory of indefinite extensibility. The indefinite extensibility response to the set-theoretic paradoxes sees each argument for paradox as a demonstration...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (2): 310–314.
Published: 01 April 2013
...David Liebesman Hirsch Eli , Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2011 . xvi + 261 pp . © 2013 by Cornell University 2013 References Hawthorne John . 2009 . “ Superficialism in Ontology .” In Metametaphysics...
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The Philosophical Review (2013) 122 (4): 577–617.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., as is commonly thought, just on the presence of an operator ‘actually’. This essay argues that this phenomenon provides evidence that mood admits of bound and free readings along the lines of tenses and pronouns. It therefore favors the hypothesis that natural language contains variables and quantifiers...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (2): 207–253.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Seth Yalcin As Quine (1956) observed, the following sentence has a reading which, if true, would be of special interest to the authorities: (1) Ralph believes that someone is a spy. This is the reading where the quantifier is naturally understood as taking wide scope relative to the attitude verb...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (2): 275–287.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Graeme Forbes In this critical review I discuss the main themes of the papers in Kit Fine's Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers . These themes are that modal operators are intelligible in their own right and that actualist quantifiers are to be taken as basic with respect to possibilist...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (4): 433–485.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Dilip Ninan This essay presents a puzzle concerning the interaction of epistemic modals, singular terms, and quantifiers. The puzzle poses a number of problems for both static and dynamic theories of epistemic modals. The trouble arises because neither approach takes into account the fact...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 1–47.
Published: 01 January 2008
... generics more quickly and readily than seemingly simpler quantifiers such as `all' and `some'. I present an account of generics that not only illuminates the strange truth conditions of generics, but also explains how young children find them so comparatively easy to acquire. I then argue that generics...
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The Philosophical Review (2008) 117 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Kai von Fintel; Anthony S. Gillies Epistemic modals are standardly taken to be context-dependent quantifiers over possibilities. Thus sentences containing them get truth-values with respect to both a context and an index. But some insist that this relativization is not relative enough: `might...
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The Philosophical Review (2021) 130 (4): 623–627.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is the question of absolute generality: Is it possible to quantify over absolutely everything? This is a notoriously murky question. Much of the debate about absolute generality is about what the debate about absolute generality is about, and this book is no exception. Besides proposing a way of making sense...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (2): 260–264.
Published: 01 April 2018
... entail what we call their “metaphysically loaded” counterparts, but these counterparts are not, in fact, metaphysically loaded. When we say that there is a number of moons that Jupiter has, this is a statement with a quantifier in natural language. But there are, according to Hofweber, two readings...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (2): 179–225.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Thomas Hofweber Cornell University 2005 Barwise, Jon, and Robin Cooper. 1981 . Generalized Quantifiers and Natural Language. Linguistics and Philosophy 4 : 159 -219. Becker, Jerry P., and Christoph Selter. 1996 . Elementary School Practices. In International Handbook...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... The first six chapters of The Fragmentation of Being are devoted to ontological pluralism. In the first chapter McDaniel develops a version of this thesis that combines elements of views articulated by Heidegger and Theodore Sider. According to this Sideggerian view, while the unrestricted quantifier...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (2): 309–313.
Published: 01 April 2020
... a “property metaphysic” that posits an ultimate reality made up exclusively of tropes or in re universals. Apart from a brief appearance in the introduction, object projectivism waits in the wings until part 2, the book's second half. Occupying center stage of part 1 is “quantifier neutralism,” an anti...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (4): 415–448.
Published: 01 October 2006
...: the quantifi er phrase x)’ is nonextensional. This follows from the fact that it is not truth-functional. Under the original value-assignment A, The present essay owes a great deal to David Kaplan, Saul Kripke, the late Alonzo Church, and the late Donald Kalish, who taught me of many things discussed...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 605–609.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., class of cases for the direct reference account are what King calls “Quantifying In” [QI] cases. Such examples include ‘Most skiers remember that first black diamond run they attempted to ski’, or the reading of ‘That professor who brought in the biggest grant in each division will be honored...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (4): 609–611.
Published: 01 October 2002
... Barwise and Perry call a ‘situation’. Conditionals are quantifiers over events, as follows: P if Q = P in any event in which Q P only if Q = P in no event other than one in which Q P even if Q = P in any event including any in which Q. (17) The quantifiers here are contextually restricted...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 243–258.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of Quantifiers.” Fundamenta Mathematicae 44 : 12 -36. Sher, Gila. 1991 . The Bounds of Logic: A Generalized Viewpoint . Cambridge: MIT Press. ____. 1996 . “Did Tarski Commit `Tarski's fallacy'?” Journal of Symbolic Logic 61 : 653 -86. ____. 2001 . “The Formal-Structural View of Logical...
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The Philosophical Review (2005) 114 (3): 297–326.
Published: 01 July 2005
... . On the Plurality of Worlds . Cambridge: Blackwell. ____. Forthcoming. Ramseyan Humility. In The Canberra Plan , ed. David Braddon-Mitchell and Robert Nola. Linsky, Bernard, and Edward Zalta. 1994 . In Defense of the Simplest Quantified Modal Logic. Philosophical Perspectives 8 : 431 -58. ____. 1996...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (4): 537–589.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that operators are among the fundamental. Sider (2011) similarly takes up the question of whether quantifiers are fundamental. In order to be impartial on these matters, we will not make any assumptions about which types the fundamental occupy. To be able to express suitably general claims, we also need...