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Plural Predication

Thomas McKay


Plural predication is a pervasive part of ordinary language. We can say that some people are fifty in number, are surrounding a building, come from many countries, and are classmates. These predicates can be true of some people without being true of any one of them; they are non-distributive predications. Yet the apparatus of predication and quantification in standard modern logic does not allow a place for such non-distributive predicates. This book explores the enrichment of modern logic with plural predication and quantification. We can have genuinely non-distributive predication without re ... More

Keywords: non-distributive predications, quantification, set theory, mereology, among, part of

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278145
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278145.001.0001


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Thomas McKay, author
Syracuse University, New York
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