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Non‐count Descriptions and Non‐singularity

Henry Laycock

in Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281718
eISBN:
9780191603594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281718.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The second application of the assumption that singular reference is ‘ultimately’ exhaustive also represents non-count reference as singular — as reference to individual ‘quantities’ or ‘parcels’ of ... More


Aristotle On The Role Of The Predicables In Dialectical Disputations

Marja‐Liisa Kakkuri‐Knuuttila and Miira Tuominen

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In Topics I 8 Aristotle argues that all dialectical problems and premises involve the predicables: definition, peculiar property, genus, differentia, or accident. This claim of exhaustiveness is ... More


Questions

Veneeta Dayal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The study of questions is one of the major success stories in modern semantics. This book synthesizes and integrates 40 years of research on the semantics of questions, and its interface with ... More


Introduction to Basic Formal Ontology II: Occurrents

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear

in Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262527811
eISBN:
9780262329583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

We here describe the occurrent side of BFO, including the BFO categories of process, process boundary, spatiotemporal region, and temporal region. As objects are located in spatial regions, so ... More


A theory of questions and answers

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 2 introduces the three classic papers on the semantics of questions: Hamblin 1973, Karttunen 1977, and Groenendijk and Stokhof 1982. Questions as denoting sets of (true) propositions and ... More


Riau Indonesian: a language without nouns and verbs

David Gil

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Gil’s chapter argues that there is no distinction between nouns and verbs in Riau Indonesian. Ideally, the absence of a categorial distinction should be considered as the default case, with the ... More


How can we measure awareness? An overview of current methods

Bert Timmermans and Axel Cleeremans

in Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688890
eISBN:
9780191801785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688890.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The study of consciousness requires a solution to the following fundamental problem: How can we measure consciousness? While there has been substantial progress in measuring the level of awareness, ... More


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