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Natural Language and the Idea of a “Formal Syntax” in Buridan

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The fifth chapter provides a detailed discussion of Buridan’s strategy of identifying the conceptual structures discussed in the chapter 4 by means of the various “syntactical clues” provided by ... More


Introduction

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter describes the ontological, cognitive, and methodological foundations of language studies, discussing in particular the relation between realism and formalism and advocating non‐hardware ... More


Natural set theory and natural logic

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The hypothesis is proposed that humans have a natural way of dealing with plural objects (‘sets’), from which, apart from other features, the null set and the universe of all objects are absent. An ... More


Class

George Bealer

in Quality and Concept

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244288
eISBN:
9780191680762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244288.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that set theory — unlike the theory of properties, relations, and propositions (PRPs) — is not rooted in natural logic but is instead born of certain confusions about natural ... More


The Making of a Scientific Logic from Bacon to Wolff

Huaping Lu-Adler

in Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190907136
eISBN:
9780190907143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907136.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter examines how Francis Bacon, Locke, Leibniz, and Wolff view the nature of logic and its role in our cognitive endeavors. Bacon initiates a “natural history” method by which to overhaul ... More


Kant on the Way to His Own Philosophy of Logic

Huaping Lu-Adler

in Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190907136
eISBN:
9780190907143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907136.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter considers how Kant, from the mid-1760s through the mid-1770s, navigated between existing accounts of logic before finding his own voice. It highlights two breakthroughs that would ... More


What does language have to do with logic and mathematics?

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

In current theoretical linguistics, there is no attention to the logical aspects in language, partly because modern logic is not geared to language and partly because of a recent trend to banish ... More


The Nature and Place of Logic: A History of Controversies

Huaping Lu-Adler

in Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190907136
eISBN:
9780190907143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907136.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter sketches a history of philosophy of logic from Aristotle, along with Epicurus and the early Stoics, to the late sixteenth century. The analysis revolves around the (supposedly) ... More


The generalized logic hierarchy and its cognitive implications

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter is an update on earlier work on natural logic, criticising the replacement of traditional predicate logic with standard modern logic after 1900, a move which abandoned a venerable two ... More


Contextual Flexibility in Infant Vocal Development and the Earliest Steps in the Evolution of Language

D. Kimbrough Oller and Ulrike Griebel

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter claims that developmental evidence may be critical in determining the steps of evolution which led to vocal language, concentrating on the appearance of vocal contextual flexibility in ... More


Recasting the Proofs as Elevation to God

Robert R. Williams

in Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795223
eISBN:
9780191836527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795223.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The conventional view is that Hegel concedes that the proofs all fail as proofs, and that the elevation of spirit to God is a purely subjective recasting consistent with a philosophy/theology of ... More


From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book offers a critical view of a gamut of approaches to natural language, ranging from Whorfianism, via Relativism, both widespread in anthropological linguistics, to logic-based Possible World ... More


Reflexivity and identity in language and cognition

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter investigates the phenomenon of reflexivity in natural language. Reflexivization is not just the replacement of a non-subject nominal term with a coreferential reflexive pronoun (or ... More


Introduction

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines quantifier-scope alternation in a surface-compositional semantic representation. It considers ambiguous sentences such as “Somebody loves everybody,” wherein a standard response ... More


Meanings are anthropocentric

N. J. Enfield

in The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198709831
eISBN:
9780191780141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709831.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the anthropocentric nature of word meaning, starting with verbs of separation in Lao. Goal-directed behaviour is a rationale for word meanings, and a natural logic in word ... More


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