The but not all: A partitive account of plural definite descriptions

Mind and Language 22 (4):402–426 (2007)
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A number of authors in favor of a unitary account of singular descriptions have alleged that the unitary account can be extrapolated to account for plural definite descriptions. In this paper I take a closer look at this suggestion. I argue that while the unitary account is clearly onto something right, it is in the end empirically inadequate. At the end of the paper I offer a new partitive account of plural definite descriptions that avoids the problems with both the unitary account and standard Russellian analyses.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2007.00314.x
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