The existence entailments of definite descriptions

Linguistics and Philosophy 33 (1):1-10 (2010)
Abstract
Contrary to a claim made by Kaplan (Mind 114:933–1003, 2005) and Neale (Mind 114:809–871, 2005), the readings available to sentences containing definite descriptions embedded under propositional attitude verbs and conditionals do pose a significant problem for the Russellian theory of definite descriptions. The Fregean theory of descriptions, on the other hand, deals easily with the relevant data
Keywords Definite descriptions  Propositional attitudes  Conditionals  Presupposition
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