Model Theory for Abstract Entities and its Philosophical Implications

  • Nicholas Asher
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 50)


Throughout this book, I have principally concerned myself with natural language semantics and the natural language metaphysics underlying it So for the most part, I have concentrated on discussions of DRSs, the partial models whose task it is to reflect to some extent natural language metaphysics in their discourse referent types. This chapter concentrates on themes of real metaphysics, the model theoretic interpretation of the DRS construction procedure and its possible philosophical implications.


Abstract Entity High Order Logic Truth Predicate Natural Language Semantic Discourse Referent 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Asher
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Center for Cognitive ScienceThe University of Texas at AustinUSA

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