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Single Idea 12794

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / G. Quantification / 6. Plural Quantification]

Full Idea

Plurality is a semantical but not also an ontological construction.

Gist of Idea

Plurals are semantical but not ontological


Henry Laycock (Words without Objects [2006], Intro 4)

Book Reference

Laycock,Henry: 'Words without Objects' [OUP 2006], p.15

A Reaction

I love it when philososphers make simple and illuminating remarks like this. You could read 500 pages of technical verbiage about plural reference without grasping that this is the underlying issue. Sounds right to me.