David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Mind 14 (56):479-493 (1905)
By a `denoting phrase' I mean a phrase such as any one of the following: a man, some man, any man, every man, all men, the present King of England, the present King of France, the center of mass of the solar system at the first instant of the twentieth century, the revolution of the earth round the sun, the revolution of the sun round the earth. Thus a phrase is denoting solely in virtue of its form. We may distinguish three cases: (1) A phrase may be denoting, and yet not denote anything; e.g., `the present King of France'. (2) A phrase may denote one definite object; e.g., `the present King of England' denotes a certain man. (3) A phrase may denote ambiguously; e.g. `a man' denotes not many men, but an ambiguous man. The interpretation of such phrases is a matter of considerably difficulty; indeed, it is very hard to frame any theory not susceptible of formal refutation. All the difficulties with which I am acquainted are met, so far as I can discover, by the theory which I am about to explain
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Saul A. Kripke (2008). Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference: Some Exegetical Notes. Theoria 74 (3):181-218.
Michael McGlone (2009). Understanding Kripke's Puzzles About Belief. Philosophy Compass 4 (3):487-514.
Francesco Berto (2011). Modal Meinongianism and Fiction: The Best of Three Worlds. Philosophical Studies 152 (3):313-35.
Tim Crane (2012). What is the Problem of Non-Existence? Philosophia 40 (3):417-434.
Risto Vilkko & Jaakko Hintikka (2006). Existence and Predication From Aristotle to Frege. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 73 (2):359–377.
Similar books and articles
James Edward Nicholson (1943). Anthropos; or, the Problem of Man. London, Watts & Co..
Bertrand Russell (2005). On Denoting. Mind 114 (456):873 - 887.
B. Brogaard (2006). The 'Gray's Elegy' Argument, and the Prospects for the Theory of Denoting Concepts. Synthese 152 (1):47 - 79.
Ori Simchen (2010). Polyadic Quantification Via Denoting Concepts. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 51 (3):373-381.
Imre Ruzsa (2010). Russell Versus Frege. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):13-20.
Bertrand Russell (1905). On Denoting. Mind 14 (56):479-493.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads110 ( #8,589 of 1,096,373 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #58,557 of 1,096,373 )
How can I increase my downloads?