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Plural Logic

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570423
eISBN:
9780191755866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This book aims to be the natural point of entry to what will be a new subject for most readers. Technicalities have been kept to a minimum, and anyone who is familiar with the classical predicate ... More


 The project

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/9780199570423.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter surveys plural phenomena and argues for their logical significance. Terms may be classified as singular or plural, according to the number of things they are capable of ... More


 Terms—singular and plural

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/9780199570423.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Having previously dispatched singularism, this chapter turns to plural logic. First comes philosophical logic, beginning with the notion of a term. Singular and plural terms are different species of ... More


Singularist Predicative Analyses and Boolos’s Second-Order Pluralism

Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues against predicative analyses of plurality, which force plurals into the familiar mold of singular logic by turning an apparently plural term standing for several objects into a ... More


The project

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/9780198744382.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter surveys plural phenomena and argues for their logical significance. Terms may be classified as singular or plural, according to the number of things they are capable of ... More


 Lists

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/9780199570423.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

A list such as ‘Whitehead and Russell’ may be construed as a plural term denoting the two logicians. So regarded, a list is a kind of functional term, with the list-forming ‘and’ a function sign ... More


Terms—singular and plural

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/9780198744382.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Having previously dispatched singularism, this chapter turns to plural logic. First comes philosophical logic, beginning with the notion of a term. Singular and plural terms are different species of ... More


 Multivalued functions

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/9780199570423.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is about multivalued functions and the corresponding functional terms, which are typically plural terms (the wives of Henry VIII, the square roots of 4). They are an everyday phenomenon, ... More


 Changing the subject

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/9780199570423.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

The most common singularist strategy is changing the subject, which replaces a plural term apparently denoting several things by a singular term standing for a single thing, a set or aggregate or ... 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


 The indeterminacy of plural denotation

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/9780199570423.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

The notion of a plural term is spelled out using the relation of plural denotation. This chapter investigates whether plural denotation is distributive or collective. Different authors—Peter Simons, ... More


The Logicality of Second-Order Logic: An Analysis in Terms of Plural Arbitrary Reference and Acts of Choice

Francesca Boccuni, Massimiliano Carrara, and Enrico Martino

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues against predicative analyses of plurality, which force plurals into the familiar mould of singular logic by turning an apparently plural term standing for several objects into a ... More


Lists

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/9780198744382.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

A list such as ‘Whitehead and Russell’ may be construed as a plural term denoting the two logicians. So regarded, a list is a kind of functional term, with the list-forming ‘and’ a function sign ... More


Changing the subject

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/9780198744382.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

The most common singularist strategy is changing the subject, which replaces a plural term apparently denoting several things by a singular term standing for a single thing, a set or aggregate or ... More


Multivalued functions

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/9780198744382.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is about multivalued functions and the corresponding functional terms, which are typically plural terms (the wives of Henry VIII, the square roots of 4). They are an everyday phenomenon, ... More


The indeterminacy of plural denotation

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/9780198744382.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

The notion of a plural term is spelled out in this chapter using the relation of plural denotation. The chapter investigates whether plural denotation is distributive or collective. Different ... More


Singular Group Agents

Kirk Ludwig

in From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789994
eISBN:
9780191831560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789994.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 identifies features of plural group agents (picked out using plural referring terms) to contrast them with singular group agents (picked out with grammatically singular referring terms). On ... More


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