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Singularist Theories of Causation

Michael S. Moore

in Causation and Responsibility: An Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199256860
eISBN:
9780191719653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter concludes with an overview of singularist theories of the causal relation. A variety of singularist sorts of theories are distinguished and assessed for their relative plausibility. ... 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


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


 History

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/9780199570423.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Plural logic wasn’t born yesterday, but it is surprising that it began so late, scarcely more than a hundred years ago with Russell’s The Principles of Mathematics. Before Russell, there is only ... 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


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 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


Causation: Metaphysics or Intuition?

Richard W. Wright

in Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198703242
eISBN:
9780191773068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703242.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Moore argues that causation plays a pervasive and generally determinate role in attributions of legal responsibility. His argument relies heavily on supposed common intuitions. Yet such intuitions ... 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


History

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/9780198744382.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Plural logic wasn't born yesterday, but it is surprising that it began so late, scarcely more than a hundred years ago with Russell's The Principles of Mathematics. Before Russell, there is only ... 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


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