Summaries and comments on Lappin, S. Sorts, ontology and metaphor: the semantics of sortal structure

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Hanna, Patricia Lee
Title Summaries and comments on Lappin, S. Sorts, ontology and metaphor: the semantics of sortal structure
Date 1983
Description In this interesting study, Shalom Lappin argues that any adequate theory of sortal incorrectness must meet four requirements. First, it must account for the truth valuelessness of sortally incorrect sentences. Second, it must provide a means of distinguishing truth valuelessness arising from sortal incorrectness from other sources of truth valuelessness. Third, it must be able to capture inferences which depend on sortal factors, while preserving those implications and formulae of classical logic which are unaffected by sortal factors. And fourth, it must supply an account of a significant but often overlooked class of sortally incorrect sentences, viz., those whose sortal incorrectness is introduced via adverbial phrases.
Type Text
Publisher Catholic University of America Press
Volume 36
Issue 3
First Page 719
Last Page 720
Subject Valuelessness; Incorrectness
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Hanna, P. L. (1983). Summaries and comments on Lappin, S. Sorts, ontology and metaphor : the semantics of sortal structure. Review of Metaphysics, 36(3), 719-20. March.
Rights Management (c) Catholic University of America Press
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 807,578
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v12nxb
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