Why Gricean Democracy Is Worse than Either Russellian or Strawsonian Monarchy
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Triads of sentences like those below — that is, an affirmative subject-predicate sentence with a definite description in subject position, a negative subject-predicate sentence with the same definite description in subject position, and a sentence affirming that at least one entity of the sort denoted by the definite description exists — are well known for provoking incompatible reactions to the question whether classical two-valued logic provides an appropriate model for the representation of meaning in natural language:
Strawson (1950) and Russell (1905) are classic expressions of conflicting answers to that question.
The King of France is bald.
The King of France is not bald.
There is a King of France.
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