Reference to Properties in Natural Language

In Anthony Fisher & Anna Sofia Maurin (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Properties. Routlledge (forthcoming)
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This paper gives a perspectival overview of the semantics of potential property-referring terms and presents new and surprising generalizations about explicit property-referring terms like 'the property of being wise', which raise fundamental issues regarding ontology and learnability and a core-periphery distinction in natural language ontology.

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Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


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