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Absolute Generality Reconsidered

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Show simple item record Rayo, Agustin 2012-07-25T20:19:07Z 2012-07-25T20:19:07Z 2012-12
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dc.description.abstract Years ago, when I was young and reckless, I believed that there was such a thing as an allinclusive domain.1 Now I have come to see the error of my ways. The source of my mistake was a view that might be labeled ‘Tractarianism’. Tractarians believe that language is subject to a metaphysical constraint. In order for an atomic sentence to be true, there needs to be a certain kind of correspondence between the semantic structure of the sentence and the ‘metaphysical structure’ of reality. The purpose of this paper is to explain why I think Tractarianism is mistaken, and what I think an anti-Tractarian should say about absolutely general quantification. en_US
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
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dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 en_US
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dc.title Absolute Generality Reconsidered en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rayo, Agustin. "Absolute Generality Reconsidered." Chapter 4 in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 7, Edited by Karen Bennett and Dean W. Zimmerman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Dec. 2012. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.approver Rayo, Agustin
dc.contributor.mitauthor Rayo, Agustin
dc.relation.journal Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 7 en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
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