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Definite Descriptions

  • Jaakko Hintikka
  • Jack Kulas
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Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 26)

Abstract

Is there really a problem about the logic and semantics of definite descriptions, or the-phrases, as we shall also call them? There is in fact a perspective in which the last word on the subject was very nearly said by Bertrand Russell in his theory of descriptions (Russell 1905 (reprinted in Lackey 1973); Klemke 1970). Even though Russell’ theory needs further development in any case, this perspective deserves serious attention.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 1
  • Jack Kulas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFlorida State UniversityUSA

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