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Entities and Indices

Author: M J Cresswell
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1990.
Series: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, 41.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In ordinary discourse we appear to ta1k about many things that have seemed mysterious to philosophers. We say that there has been a hitch in our arrangements or that the solution to the problem required us to examine all the probable outcomes of our action. So it would seem that we speak as if in addition to eloeks, mountains, queens and grains of sand there are hitches, arrangements, solutions, probiems, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J Cresswell
ISBN: 9789400921399 940092139X
OCLC Number: 851375855
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
Contents: I Multiple Indexing --
1 A basic intensional language --
2 'Now' and 'then' --
3 'Actually' --
4 Indices and world variables --
5 Mediated relations --
6 A second-order treatment --
II Ontological Commitment --
7 Possibilist quantification --
8 Possibilities --
9 Intersentential operators --
10 Substitutional quantification --
11 Modality and supervenience --
12 Counterpart theory --
III Indexical Quantification --
13 Generalized quantifiers --
14 Quantifiers as indexical operators --
15 Time and world quantifiers --
16 Context and indices.
Series Title: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, 41.
Responsibility: by M.J. Cresswell.

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These theories are based on the idea that an essential part of the meaning of a sentence is constituted by the conditions under whieh that sentenee is true. To know what a sentence says is to know  Read more...

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