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dc.contributor.authorChin, King
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T19:48:43Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T19:48:43Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24969
dc.description.abstractBertrand Russell’s logical atomism holds that the world is made up of a body of structured facts composed of simple objects. A Logically Perfect Language (LPL) is constructed to reflect this hierarchy of facts—every sentence in a LPL corresponds to a fact, and how these sentences are related accurately reflects how their corresponding facts are related. This paper is divided into four parts. I will first explain Russell’s conception and construction of a LPL. Then, I will explain Henry Laycock’s modified account of a singular-general dichotomy; propositions about multiple objects and stuffs need to be taken into account. In the third part, I will focus on the difficulty of integrating propositions about the non-discrete liquid-stuff in an objectual language. In the fourth part, I will examine two problems, namely, the semantics-syntax discrepancy in a LPL and the problem of collective predication. Finally, after characterizing the individuation condition for liquid-stuffs, I will motivate individuating them as discrete portions for the purposes of particular predication. I will develop a new conception of what constitute a single instance of liquid-stuff, and use this new conception to characterize the preliminary works before the construction of a LPL for liquid-stuffs.en_US
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dc.subjectideal languageen_US
dc.subjectlogically perfect languageen_US
dc.subjectstuffsen_US
dc.titleThe Logically Perfect Language on Words without Objectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorSmith, Mark
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen_US


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