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Logic & natural language : on plural reference and its semantic and logical significance

Author: Hanoch Ben-Yami
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The main purpose of this volume is to demonstrate several significant distinctions between the predicate calculus and natural language, distinctions that make the former inadequate for the study of the semantics and logic of the latter.
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Ben-Yami, Hanoch, 1962-
Logic & natural language.
Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)607061452
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hanoch Ben-Yami
ISBN: 0754637433 9780754637431
OCLC Number: 53839822
Description: viii, 160 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Plural Referring Expressions in Natural Language --
3. Common Nouns as Plural Referring Expressions --
4. The Sources of the Analysis of Referring Nouns as Predicates --
5. Reference --
6. Quantification: Natural Language versus the Predicate Calculus --
7. Multiple Quantification --
8. Pronouns, Variables, and Bound Anaphors --
9. Derivation Rules and Consistency --
10. Applications I: Aristotelian Logic --
11. Application II: Beyond Aristotelian Logic --
12. Conclusions.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Other Titles: Logic and natural language
Responsibility: Hanoch Ben-Yami.

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