Words Without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Oxford University Press (2006)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
A picture of the world as chiefly one of discrete objects, distributed in space and time, has sometimes seemed compelling. It is however one of the main targets of Henry Laycock's book; for it is seriously incomplete. The picture, he argues, leaves no space for "stuff" like air and water. With discrete objects, we may always ask "how many?," but with stuff the question has to be "how much?" Laycock's fascinating exploration also addresses key logical and linguistic questions about the way we categorize the many and the much.
ISBN(s)
0199281718   9780199281718
PhilPapers/Archive ID
LAYWWO-3
Upload history
First archival date: 2012-11-09
Latest version: 1 (2013-08-17)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
724 ( #4,959 of 51,492 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
29 ( #20,222 of 51,492 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.