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Postscript: unfinished business

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

in Plural Logic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570423
eISBN:
9780191755866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570423.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

The book concludes with a Postscript describing some items of unfinished business. It begins with three tricky topics: first, pseudo-singular terms—syntactically singular but semantically plural noun ... More


Higher-level plural logic

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

in Plural Logic: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198744382
eISBN:
9780191843877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744382.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is conceived as meeting the challenge left by the abandoned second volume of Russell's Principles of Mathematics. An outline of higher-level plural logic is presented making use of ... More


Plural Logic: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198744382
eISBN:
9780191843877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This book tackles the logic of plural terms (‘Whitehead and Russell’, ‘the men who wrote Principia Mathematica’, ‘Henry VIII's wives’, ‘the real numbers’, ‘√—1’, ‘they’); plural predicates ... More


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