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5. Theory of Logic / G. Quantification / 6. Plural Quantification

[quantifiers pick out collections, not just 'one+' or 'all']

25 ideas
Each horse doesn't fall under the concept 'horse that draws the carriage', because all four are needed [Oliver/Smiley on Frege]
Plurals can in principle be paraphrased away altogether [Quine]
Saying 'they can become a set' is a tautology, because reference to 'they' implies a collection [Cargile]
We should understand second-order existential quantifiers as plural quantifiers [Shapiro on Boolos]
Plural forms have no more ontological commitment than to first-order objects [Boolos]
Quantification sometimes commits to 'sets', but sometimes just to pluralities (or 'classes') [Lewis]
I like plural quantification, but am not convinced of its connection with second-order logic [Lewis]
Plural quantification lacks a complete axiom system [Lewis]
Maybe plural quantifiers should be understood in terms of classes or sets [Shapiro]
Some natural languages don't distinguish between singular and plural [Simons]
'Some critics admire only one another' cannot be paraphrased in singular first-order [Linnebo]
Second-order quantification and plural quantification are different [Linnebo]
Plural plurals are unnatural and need a first-level ontology [Linnebo]
Plural quantification may allow a monadic second-order theory with first-order ontology [Linnebo]
Instead of complex objects like tables, plurally quantify over mereological atoms tablewise [Linnebo]
Traditionally we eliminate plurals by quantifying over sets [Linnebo]
Can second-order logic be ontologically first-order, with all the benefits of second-order? [Linnebo]
Plural quantification depends too heavily on combinatorial and set-theoretic considerations [Linnebo]
If you only refer to objects one at a time, you need sets in order to refer to a plurality [Oliver/Smiley]
We can use plural language to refer to the set theory domain, to avoid calling it a 'set' [Oliver/Smiley]
Plurals are semantical but not ontological [Laycock]
Plural reference will refer to complex facts without postulating complex things [Hossack]
Plural reference is just an abbreviation when properties are distributive, but not otherwise [Hossack]
A plural comprehension principle says there are some things one of which meets some condition [Hossack]
We normally formalise 'There are Fs' with singular quantification and predication, but this may be wrong [Liggins]