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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages -- Philosophy.,
  • Description (Philosophy),
  • Definiteness (Linguistics),
  • Reference (Linguistics)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Gary Ostertag.
    ContributionsOstertag, Gary.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP106 .D426 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 411 p. ;
    Number of Pages411
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL699241M
    ISBN 100262650495
    LC Control Number97047000

      Russell raises on puzzle to do with indefinite descriptions, and three important puzzles about the functioning of definite descriptions. One way of viewing these puzzles is as raising a difficulty, in the first instance, for the conjunction of the view that denoting phrases are to be grouped with names with the view that the significance of a name is exhausted by its reference. Definite descriptions are called 'empty', if they violate one of the conditons above: Bertrand Russell used the sentence "The present king of Freance is bald.". When Russel wrote this, in the early 20th century, France was a republic, and had no king.

    Strawson, who argued that sentences containing definite descriptions are not used to assert the existence and uniqueness of an entity meeting the descriptive content in question. Instead, Strawson argued that definite descriptions are referential NPs, and that the existence and uniqueness of a referent is presupposed. (Cf. In his recent book, Stephen Neale provides an extended defence of the claim that Gödel's slingshot has dramatic consequences for fact theorists (and, in particular, for fact theorists who look with favour on referential treatments of definite descriptions). I argue that the book-length treatment provides no strengthening of the case that Neale.

    This article investigates how adult Korean-speaking learners of English interpret English definite descriptions (the book, the books) and demonstrative descriptions (that book, those books).Korean lacks articles, but has demonstratives, and it is hypothesized that transfer leads learners to (initially) equate definites with demonstratives. 3) a. The students who have any books on NPIs are selling them. b. *The student who has any books on NPIs is selling them. (Guerzoni and Sharvit ) Other scholars, most prominently Hoeksema (), have ques-tioned the notion that number plays a significant role in licensing in definite descriptions.


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Definite Descriptions: A Reader begins with three of Russell's own presentations of his theory, includes not only the classics by Strawson, Donnellan and Kripke, but also well-chosen papers from Carnap, Grice, Lambert, Peacocke, Soame and Wettstein, and ends with pieces by Neale and Schiffer that take the reader to the leading edge of current : $ Ever Definite descriptions book Russell, the subject of definite descriptions has been central to the philosophy of language.

Gary Ostertag's excellent anthology brings together the classic writings on the subject and some of the most important recent work. The book will be an invaluable resource. This book argues that definite descriptions ('the table', 'the King of France') refer to individuals, as Gottlob Frege claimed.

This apparently simple conclusion flies in the face of philosophical orthodoxy, which incorporates Bertrand Russell's theory that definite descriptions are devices of quantification. This book argues that definite descriptions ('the table', 'the King of France') refer to individuals, as Gottlob Frege claimed.

This apparently simple conclusion flies in the face of philosophical orthodoxy, which incorporates Bertrand Russell's theory that definite descriptions are devices of quantification.

Hardegree, Compositional Semantics, Chapter 11 – Definite Descriptions 2 of 41 A. Definite Descriptions 1. Original Proposal As originally proposed, ‘the’ is a functor that Definite descriptions book a common-noun-phrase (C) as input, and delivers a definite-noun-phrase (D) as output, being semantically rendered as follows.

the[S] C D λP. 0 P. Definite Descriptions in One Easy Lesson. Philosophy 1/31/ A definite description is ‘the’ + a noun phrase: ‘the present king of France,’ ‘the first dog born at sea,’ ‘the bed’, ‘the smallest positive number that is both greater than any multiple of 3 and divisible by 7’.

Because definite descriptions are devices of quantification on Russell’s view, they can enter into scope relations with other operators—in this case, for example, negation.

Accordingly, there is a kind of ambiguity in (4), between the following two logical forms. (4a) not ([the x: x is a present king of France] x exists). This could be the description for a book that has been lost in a warehouse for years, never shelved, thumbed or even opened yet may still be some years old.

Fine (F or FN): A Fine book approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages. The theory of descriptions is the philosopher Bertrand Russell 's most significant contribution to the philosophy of language.

It is also known as Russell's theory of. This book argues that definite descriptions refer to or range overindividuals, as claimed by Frege and Strawson. Building on this basic idea, examination of quantificational possessives suggests that possessor phrases do not behave like determiners or descriptions and from simple indefinite descriptions.

Yet possessives have properties distinct both from simple definite descriptions and from simple indefinite descriptions—in other words, they are their.

Definite descriptions may be contrasted with indefinite descriptions, which do not purport to pick out any particular number of objects – e.g., “any President of the USA”. Note that while the two phrases “the even prime number” and “any even prime number” in fact direct our attention to the same object – the number two – the.

Anaphora And Definite Descriptions by Jaakko Hintikka, Anaphora And Definite Descriptions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. The classical theory of definite descriptions was proposed by Bertrand Russell (On Denoting,reprinted in [11]). He starts by noting the need for such a theory, and presents some puzzles which it needs to be able to solve.

We focus on two of these: Puzzle 1: Definite descriptions. Paul Elbourne defends the Fregean view that definite descriptions ('the table', 'the King of France') refer to individuals, and offers a new and radical account of the semantics of pronouns.

He draws on a wide range of work, from Frege, Peano, and Russell to the latest findings in linguistics, philosophy of language, and psycholinguistics. FIND A BOOK GO. TEACHER HOME find a subject solution find a dictionary catalogues & Price lists. Free teacher resources about workshops curriculum reading schemes English language teaching Digital solutions talk to us news Other Resources.

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Book: A Modern Formal Logic Primer (Teller) Volume II: Predicate Logic 9: Identity, Functions, and Definite Descriptions Expand/collapse global location Definite Descriptions Last updated; Save as PDF Page ID ; No headers. DEFINITE DESCRIPTIONS.

Let's transcribe (1) The one who loves Eve is blond. We need a predicate logic. This article investigates how adult Korean-speaking learners of English interpret English definite descriptions ("the book," "the books") and demonstrative descriptions ("that book," "those books").

Korean lacks articles, but has demonstratives, and it is hypothesized that transfer leads learners to (initially) equate definites with demonstratives. This book presents a development and refinement of the analysis of definite descriptions (and pronouns) that appears in Elbourne's () book Situations and individuals.

That analysis is Fregean, according to which definite descriptions are referential expressions that presuppose the existence and uniqueness of a referent. Neale, Stephen, Descriptions, MIT Press, Ostertag, Gary (ed.). () Definite Descriptions: A Reader Bradford, MIT Press.

(Includes Donnellan (), Chapter 3 of Neale (), Russell (), and Strawson ().) Reimer, Marga and Bezuidenhout, Anne (eds.) (), Descriptions and Beyond, Clarendon Press, Oxford.Definite Descriptions is a master class in philosophical argument and empirical inquiry, covering an impressive number of relevant topics supported by convincing arguments.Sharvy's Theory of Definite Descriptions Revisited.

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