Impure reference: A way around the concept horse paradox

Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):297-312 (2011)
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This paper provides a new solution to the concept horse paradox. Frege argued no name co-refers with a predicate because no name can be inter-substituted with a predicate. This led Frege to embrace the paradox of the concept horse. But Frege got it wrong because predicates are impurely referring expressions and we shouldn’t expect impurely referring expressions to be intersubstitutable even if they co-refer, because the contexts in which they occur are sensitive to the extra information they carry about their referents.
Keywords concept horse paradox  predicate reference  Frege
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DOI 10.1111/j.1520-8583.2011.00217.x
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