Complex demonstratives as quantifiers: Objections and replies

Philosophical Studies 141 (2):209 - 242 (2008)
In “Complex Demonstratives: A Quantificational Account” (MIT Press 2001) (henceforth CD), I argued that complex demonstratives are quantifiers. Many philosophers had held that demonstratives, both simple and complex, are referring terms. Since the publication of CD various objections to the account of complex demonstratives I defended in it have been raised. In the present work, I lay out these objections and respond to them.
Keywords Reference  Referring expressions  Quantifiers  Demonstratives  Complex demonstratives  Indexicals  Singular propositions  Propositions  Semantics  Formal semantics
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