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II - The last dogma of type confusions

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In this paper I discuss a certain kind of 'type confusion' which involves use of expressions of the wrong grammatical category, as in the string 'runs eats'. It is (nearly) universally accepted that such strings are meaningless. My purpose in this paper is to question this widespread assumption (or as I call it, 'the last dogma'). I discuss a range of putative reasons for accepting the last dogma: in §II, semantic and metaphysical reasons; in §III, logical reasons; and in §IV, syntactic reaso...

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Journal:
Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society
Volume:
109
Issue:
1 PART 1
Pages:
1-29
Publication date:
2009
DOI:
ISSN:
0066-7374
URN:
uuid:1052318c-1045-43a0-82a5-8bb80b56d6b9
Source identifiers:
192155
Local pid:
pubs:192155
Language:
English

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