Mass Expressions

  • Francis Jeffry Pelletier
  • Lenhart K. Schubert
Chapter
Part of the Handbook of Philosophical Logic book series (HALO, volume 10)

Abstract

Problems associated with mass expressions1 can be divided into the following general areas:
  1. 1.

    distinguishing a class of mass expressions;

     
  2. 2.

    describing the syntax of this class;

     
  3. 3.

    describing the formal semantics of this class;

     
  4. 4.

    explicating the ontology such a class of expressions presupposes, and

     
  5. 5.

    accounting for various epistemological issues involving our perception of the ontology.

     

Keywords

Mass Term Noun Phrase Semantic Representation Syntactic Feature Mass Noun 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis Jeffry Pelletier
    • 1
  • Lenhart K. Schubert
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlbertaCanada
  2. 2.University of RochesterUSA

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