Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language (inbunden)
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Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language (inbunden)

Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

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Friederike Moltmann presents an original approach to philosophical issues to do with abstract objects. She focuses on natural language, and finds that reference to abstract objects such as properties, numbers, and propositions is much more restricted than is generally thought, and she offers a substantially new ontological picture.
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Mark Sainsbury, University of Texas at Austin In Moltmanns work, linguistic, metaphysical and more general philosophical insight and theory are expertly woven together in an exceptionally original and rewarding way. This book is essential reading for philosophers, linguists and cognitive scientists.

John P Burgess, Princeton University This book is important for its hypotheses and conclusions, but even more so for its methodology: Moltmanns thorough and careful examination of linguistic (and crosslinguistic) data has raised so-called descriptive metaphysics, the analysis of the categories of being implicitly recognized by ordinary language and commonsense thought, to a new level.

Byeong-uk Yi, Mind The book is highly recommended to philosophers and linguists alike. Those interested in semantics, ontology, or descriptive metaphysics would benefit greatly from studying it.

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<br>Friederike Moltmann is senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. She had previously taught both linguistics and philosophy at various universities in the US and the UK. She has published numerous articles in both linguistic and philosophical journals and is author of Parts and Wholes in Semantic (OUP, 1997).<br>


Introduction; 1. Reference to Universals; 2. Reference to Tropes and the Ontology of Tropes; 3. The Semantics of Special Quantifiers in Predicate Position; 4. Propositions and Attitudinal Objects; 5. Intensional Transitive Verbs and their Intentional Objects; 6. Reifying Terms; Conclusion; References; Bibliography; Index