[PLing] Talk by Mark Bowker (UC Dublin) on generics, 30 January 2020, 13.15h

Max Kölbel max.koelbel at univie.ac.at
Thu Jan 16 11:12:21 CET 2020

Philosophy of Language Research group:

On Thursday, 30 January 2020, 13.15 –14.45h in Room 3A (3rd floor NIG, Universitätsstr 7), 

Mark Bowker (University College Dublin) 

will give a talk on:

Sterken on Generics

Abstract: Rachel Sterken argues that generics are context-sensitive and that their context-sensitivity should be given a distinctive semantic explanation, leading her to posit an unpronounced indexical quantifier. I argue that Sterken fails to show that the context-sensitivity is semantic and present an alternative: that context-sensitivity arises from pragmatic completion of an incomplete logical form.

All welcome.

Max Kölbel

Institut für Philosophie
Universität Wien
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
1010 Wien

Tel: +43 1 4277 46470

max.koelbel at univie.ac.at

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