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Single Idea 10636

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

Full Idea

Higher-order plural quantification (plural plurals) is often rejected because plural quantification is supposedly ontological innocent, with no plural things to be plural, and because it is not found in ordinary English.

Gist of Idea

Plural plurals are unnatural and need a first-level ontology


Řystein Linnebo (Plural Quantification [2008], 2.4)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.8

A Reaction

[Summary; he cites Boolos as a notable rejector] Linnebo observes that Icelandic contains a word 'tvennir' which means 'two pairs of'.