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Title: Mass Terms
Subtitle: Some Philosophical Problems
Edited By: Francis Jeffry Pelletier
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 6
Description:

One of the facts of the world is that things are made up from, or
constituted by, stuff. Things are indicated by count terms; stuffs are
indicated by mass terms. It would therefore seem that in order to give an
adequate characterization of the world one must show how things can be thus
constituted; and (if one wants to use logical tools in describing language)
one must show what are the differences between count and mass terms, and
how they are related. One kind of change occurs when one and the same
object is constituted by different stuffs at different times; another kind
of change occurs when one and the same stuff constitutes different objects
at different times. How is this to be explicated?
This anthology analyzes these changes and contains articles representing
all the major viewpoints on such issues as: What is the mass/count
distinction? Is it philosophically important? What is the designatum of a
mass term? What is the logical form of sentences containing mass terms?
What is it to be 'constituted by' a stuff? How is change to be analyzed?
And so on.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 140203265X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 324
Prices: Europe EURO 27.00
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U.K. £ 19.00