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CANCELLED - Theories of Determiner (or Quantifier) Phrases: Russell’s, Montague’s, and Mine

Date & Time:
March 1, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SS 1253
Ken Akiba, Virginia Commonwealth University

About the Talk:

Determiner (or quantifier) phrases include not only quantifier phrases in the narrow sense, such as every man, some woman, and nothing, but also DP conjunctions such as Adam and Betty and Adam or Betty, and even proper names such as Adam and Betty and demonstrative pronouns such as this and those. Russell’s, Montague’s and my own treatment of determiner phrases will be presented in this talk.

About the Speaker:

Ken Akiba (Ph.D, University of Southern California, 1994) is associate professor of philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Akiba works in the areas of philosophical logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and formal semantics. Recently he has edited Vague Objects and Vague Identity: New Essays on Ontic Vagueness (Springer, 2014) and published “Montague’s Treatment of Determiner (or Quantifier) Phrases” (Philosophy Compass 13.6, 2015), and is now writing a book Philosophical Concepts: A Guide to Philosophy for Philosophy Majors.

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