Tolerance, flexibility and the application of kind terms

  title={Tolerance, flexibility and the application of kind terms},
  author={G. Mart{\'i} and Lorena Ram{\'i}rez-Lude{\~n}a},
  • G. Martí, Lorena Ramírez-Ludeña
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • We explore two ways of distinguishing the semantic operation of kind terms. First, we focus on a distinction between terms with a flexible versus terms with an inflexible semantics. Flexibility depends on whether some changes in the domain of application are taken to be possible while being consistent with past usage and what is intuitively the same meaning. On the other hand we discuss terms whose mode of operation is tolerant, in that the cohabitation in the speakers’ community of more than… CONTINUE READING
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