TitleModal predicates
AuthorsMaier, John
AffiliationPeking Univ, Dept Philosophy, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China.
KeywordsModality
Dispositions
Ordering semantics
DISPOSITIONS
CONDITIONALS
Issue Date2016
PublisherLINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY
CitationLINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY.2016,39(6),443-457.
AbstractI propose a semantics for a class of English predicates characteristically associated with possibility. The central idea is that such predicates are typically associated with an ordering source, and that differences among them are due to differences in their ordering sources. The 'dispositional predicates' that have been central to philosophical discussions are shown to be derivable as a special case from this more general class.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11897/459305
ISSN0165-0157
DOI10.1007/s10988-016-9196-1
IndexedA&HCI
SSCI
Appears in Collections:哲学系(宗教学系)

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