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Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Massimiliano Carrara, Alexandra Arapinis, and Friederike Moltmann


The aim of this volume is to present novel ways of thinking about plurality while casting new light on the interconnections among the logical, philosophical, and linguistic aspects of plurals. The volume brings together new work on the logic and ontology of plurality, and on the semantics of plurals in natural language. Plural reference—the view that definite plurals such as “the students” refer to several entities at once (the individual students)—is an approach favored by logicians and philosophers, who take sentences with plurals (“the students gathered”) not to be committed to entities bey ... More

Keywords: Plural reference, plurals, natural language, plural morphology semantics, logic, mass quantification, mereology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716327
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimiliano Carrara, editor
University of Padua

Alexandra Arapinis, editor
Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento

Friederike Moltmann, editor
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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