Number words and ontological commitment

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Abstract

With the aid of some results from current linguistic theory, I examine a recent anti-Fregean line with respect to hybrid talk of numbers and ordinary things, such as 'The number of moons of Jupiter is four'. I conclude that the anti-Fregean line with respect to these sentences is indefensible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalPhilosophical Quarterly
Volume57
Issue number226
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Gottlob Frege
Ontological Commitment
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Number words and ontological commitment. / Brogaard, Berit.

In: Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 226, 01.2007, p. 1-20.

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