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Snyder and Shapiro's critique of pseudo-singularity

Oliver, Alex and Smiley, Timothy (2022) Snyder and Shapiro's critique of pseudo-singularity. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Call a term ‘pseudo-singular’ if it is syntactically singular but semantically plural. ‘The pair who wrote Principia’ is a good example, standing as it does for the two individuals, Whitehead and Russell. In their ‘Group nouns and pseudo-singularity’ (Thought 2021), Eric Snyder and Stewart Shapiro launched a fierce attack on the idea, calling it ‘linguistically and logically untenable’. In this reply we rebut every one of their criticisms.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Oliver, Alexado10@cam.ac.uk
Smiley, Timothytjs1002@cam.ac.uk
Keywords: group nouns, plural logic, pseudo-singular terms
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Depositing User: Prof Alex Oliver
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2022 16:40
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2022 16:40
Item ID: 20847
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
Date: 5 July 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20847

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