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Dynamic Foundations for Deontic Logic

Malte Willer

in Deontic Modality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198717928
eISBN:
9780191787393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717928.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Several authors have observed that the tools and techniques developed within the field of nonmonotonic logic provide a fruitful framework for the theoretical study of deontic discourse and reasoning. ... More


Are All Generics Created Equal?

Francis Jeffry Pelletier

in Kinds, Things, and Stuff: Mass Terms and Generics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382891
eISBN:
9780199870493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382891.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the differing ways that characterizing generic sentences can be expressed. For instance, we might hear ‘Birds typically fly’ or ‘Usually, birds fly,’ using adverbs. But ... More


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