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The Resource Between logic and the world : an integrated theory of generics, Bernhard Nickel, (electronic resource)

Between logic and the world : an integrated theory of generics, Bernhard Nickel, (electronic resource)

Label
Between logic and the world : an integrated theory of generics
Title
Between logic and the world
Title remainder
an integrated theory of generics
Statement of responsibility
Bernhard Nickel
Title variation
Between logic & the world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between Logic and the World presents a theory of generic sentences and the kind✹directed modes of thought they express. Generics are generalizations we use in the everyday and the higher-level sciences to encode much of our knowledge: Ravens are black, lions have manes, sea-turtles are long-lived, and bishops in chess move along diagonals. The theory closely integrates compositional semantics with metaphysics to solve the central problem that generics pose: what do generics mean? The book argues that generics are the top of a fundamentally explanatory iceberg. By focusing on blackness in ravens, manes in lions, etc., we can place the kinds into a framework structured by explanatory considerations. This explanatory framework is deeply intertwined with the semantics of the language we use to express them, and in giving its integrated semantic and metaphysical theory of generics, it aims to solve old puzzles and draw attention to new phenomena.--
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Nickel, Bernhard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genericalness (Linguistics)
  • Semantics (Philosophy)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Between logic and the world : an integrated theory of generics, Bernhard Nickel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1 Introduction 2 Genericity and Generics PART I Semantics 3 The Basic Semantics 4 Other Recent Work 5 Logical Complexity 6 Genericity and Gradability PART II Normality 7 A Definition of Normality 8 Linguistics✹A Case Study 9 Coda: Onward, Upward, Inward, Outward
Control code
EDZ0001382299
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191822049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.001.0001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951230023
Label
Between logic and the world : an integrated theory of generics, Bernhard Nickel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1 Introduction 2 Genericity and Generics PART I Semantics 3 The Basic Semantics 4 Other Recent Work 5 Logical Complexity 6 Genericity and Gradability PART II Normality 7 A Definition of Normality 8 Linguistics✹A Case Study 9 Coda: Onward, Upward, Inward, Outward
Control code
EDZ0001382299
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191822049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640003.001.0001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951230023

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