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

Full Idea

Plural quantification can be used to eliminate the commitment of science and common sense to complex objects. We can use plural quantification over mereological atoms arranged tablewise or chairwise.

Gist of Idea

Instead of complex objects like tables, plurally quantify over mereological atoms tablewise


Řystein Linnebo (Plural Quantification [2008], 4.5)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.4

A Reaction

[He cites Hossack and van Ingwagen]