Benjamin R. George

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This paper presents a new theory of presupposition projection similar to the strong Kleene (1952) trivalent logic. The primary merits of the present theory are its unique and fine-grained predictions regarding the presuppositions associated with quantified sentences, and its predictiveness; the issue of overgeneration discussed by Soames (1989) and Heim(More)
This paper presents an architecture for evaluating presuppositional expressions that predicts the projection behavior of functions from their (bivalent) truth-conditional contributions. The resulting system demonstrates how a static, trivalent account can compete with other alternatives to address certain theoretical complaints raised against older(More)
Most accounts of knowledge wh seek to reduce it to knowledge that. That is, facts about answer knowledge are deemed sufficient to determine the truth value of knowledge wh statements. George (2011, 2013) argues against the possibility of such a reduction. On George’s proposal, standing in the knowledge wh relation to a question requires the agent to both(More)
This paper presents a new taxonomy of sex/gender concepts based on the idea of starting with a few basic components of the sex/gender system, and exhausting the possible types of simple associations and identities based on these. The resulting system is significantly more fine-grained than most competitors, and helps to clarify a number of points of(More)
The notions of finite and infinite second-order characterizability of cardinal and ordinal numbers are developed. Several known results for the case of finite characterizability are extended to infinite characterizability, and investigations of the secondorder theory of ordinals lead to some observations about the Fraenkel-Carnap question for well-orders(More)
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