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  1. Arkadiusz Chrudzimski (2007). Meinong’s Version of the Description Theory. Russell 27 (1):73-85.score: 222.0
    Around 1904 Meinong formulated his most famous idea: There are no empty (non-referential) singular terms. Each singular term refers to an object. Some of these objects do not exist but all of them enjoy status of Außersein. Russell also did not accept non-referential singular terms. But in his paper “On denoting” (1905) he claimed that all singular terms that are apparently empty could be reinterpreted as apparent singular terms. In short, Meinong expands his universe, while Russell narrows the category of (...)
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  2. B. Geurts (1997). Good News About the Description Theory of Names. Journal of Semantics 14 (4):319-348.score: 180.0
    This is an attempt at reviving Kneale's version of the description theory of names, which says that a proper name is synonymous with a definite description of the form ‘the individual named so-and-so’. To begin with, I adduce a wide range of observations to show that names and overt definites are alike in all relevant respects. I then turn to Kripke's main objection against Kneale's proposal, and endeavour to refute it. In the remainder of the paper I (...)
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  3. Karel Lambert (1987). On the Philosophical Foundations of Free Description Theory. History and Philosophy of Logic 8 (1):57-66.score: 180.0
    This essay lays out the leading principles of the theories of definite descriptions advocated by Frege, Russell, and Hilbert and Bernays, and discusses various difficulties, philosophical and otherwise, with each treatment, fixing especially on the treatment of singular existence claims. Then the leading principles of free (definite) description theory are presented and it is shown how it resolves difficulties confronting the more traditional approaches. Finally, a pair of technical problems in free (definite) description theory are addressed. (...)
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  4. Howard Sankey (1991). Feyerabend and the Description Theory of Reference. Journal of Philosophical Research 16:223-232.score: 180.0
    In his early work Feyerabend argues that certain theories are incommensurable due to semantic variance. In this paper it is argued that Feyerabend relies on a description theory of reference in the course of his argument for incommensurability and in his analysis of the relevant kind of semantic variance. Against this it is objected that such reliance on the description theory eliminates ostensive reference determination and obscures the presence of theoretical conflict.
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  5. Jason Stanley (1999). Understanding, Context-Relativity, and the Description Theory. Analysis 59 (261):14-18.score: 180.0
    I argue that it follows from a very plausible principle concerning understanding that the truth of an ascription of understanding is context-relative. I use this to defend an account of lexical meaning according to which full understanding of a natural kind term or name requires knowing informative, uniquely identifying information about its referent. This point undermines Putnam-style 'elm-beech' arguments against the description theory of names and natural kind terms.
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  6. Reinhard Muskens, Description Theory, LTAGs and Underspecified Semantics.score: 174.0
    underspecified syntactic representation and its com- Descriptions in our theory model three kinds of inpletions is to let the underspecified representation formation. First, there are input descriptions, which correspond to a logical description and the comple-.
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  7. B. Abbott (2002). Discussion Note: Definiteness and Proper Names: Some Bad News for the Description Theory. Journal of Semantics 19 (2):191-201.score: 162.0
    This paper addresses some data put forward by Geurts (1997) in support of his metalinguistic or quotation theory of proper names, according to which a name N means ‘the individual named N’. The data illustrate ten linguistic behaviours claimed to be shared by proper names and definite descriptions. I argue that in some cases the behaviours have a common explanation which is based on a property independent of Geurts' analysis, and that in the remaining cases the behaviours are not (...)
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  8. Harry Daniels (2006). Analysing Institutional Effects in Activity Theory: First Steps in the Development of a Language of Description. Outlines. Critical Practice Studies 8 (2):43-58.score: 156.0
    This paper explores the benefits that might arise from an appropriate fusion of the version of Activity Theory being developed by Yrjo Engestrom and the sociology of the late Basil Bernstein. It explores the common roots of the two traditions and on the basis of empirical work carried out in British special schools formulates an approach to the development of a language of description which would extend the analytical power of Activity Theory.
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  9. Niels Bohr (1934/1987). Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature. Ox Bow Press.score: 156.0
    Introductory survey -- Atomic theory and mechanics -- The quantum postulate and the recent development of atomic theory -- The quantum of action and the description of nature -- The atomic theory and the fundamental principles underlying the description of nature.
     
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  10. Francesco Orilia (2003). A Description Theory of Singular Reference. Dialectica 57 (1):7–40.score: 150.0
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  11. Karel Lambert (1972). Notes on Free Description Theory: Some Philosophical Issues and Consequences. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophical Logic 1 (2):184 - 191.score: 150.0
  12. Deborah Hansen Soles (1996). Will the Real Description Theory of Names Please Stand Up? Southwest Philosophy Review 12 (1):151-160.score: 150.0
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  13. A. P. Rao (1975). A Note on Universally Free Description Theory. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 16 (4):539-542.score: 150.0
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  14. Jean-Claude Volgo (1974). Description Theory: Critical Defense of a Russellian Approach. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 15 (4):641-647.score: 150.0
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  15. Jordan Howard Sobel (1976). Alternative Notations for Principia Mathematica Description Theory: Possible Modifications. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 17 (3):476-478.score: 150.0
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  16. Bas C. Van Fraassen & Karel Lambert (1967). On Free Description Theory. Mathematical Logic Quarterly 13 (15):225-240.score: 150.0
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  17. Jordan Howard Sobel (1974). Principia Mathematica Description Theory: The Classical and an Alternative Notation. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 15 (1):63-72.score: 150.0
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  18. Abbott Barbara (2002). Discussion Note: Definiteness and Proper Names: Some Bad News for the Description Theory. Journal of Semantics 19 (2).score: 150.0
     
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  19. Geurts Bart (1997). Good News About the Description Theory of Names. Journal of Semantics 14 (4).score: 150.0
     
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  20. Jerrold J. Katz (1990). Has the Description Theory of Names Been Refuted. In George S. Boolos (ed.), Meaning and Method: Essays in Honor of Hilary Putnam. Cambridge University Press. 31--61.score: 150.0
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  21. Joseph F. Hanna (1969). Explanation, Prediction, Description, and Information Theory. Synthese 20 (3):308 - 334.score: 144.0
    The distinction between explanation and prediction has received much attention in recent literature, but the equally important distinction between explanation and description (or between prediction and description) remains blurred. This latter distinction is particularly important in the social sciences, where probabilistic models (or theories) often play dual roles as explanatory and descriptive devices. The distinction between explanation (or prediction) and description is explicated in the present paper in terms of information theory. The explanatory (or predictive) power (...)
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  22. Holger Neumann (1983). The Description of Preparation and Registration of Physical Systems and Conventional Probability Theory. Foundations of Physics 13 (8):761-778.score: 144.0
    The connection of the structure of statistical selection procedures with measure theory is investigated. The methods of measure theory are applied in order to analyze a mathematical description of preparation and registration of physical systems that is used by G. Ludwig for a foundation of quantum mechanics.
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  23. David O'connor (1980). Identification and Description in Ayer's Sense-Datum Theory. Modern Schoolman 57 (March):213-242.score: 132.0
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  24. Richard E. Grandy (1976). On the Relation Between Free Description Theories and Standard Quantification Theory. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 17 (1):149-152.score: 130.0
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  25. L. P. Horwitz & Y. Strauss (1998). Description of Unstable Systems in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics in the Lax-Phillips Theory. Foundations of Physics 28 (10):1607-1616.score: 126.0
    We discuss some of the experimental motivation for the need for semigroup decay laws and the quantum Lax-Phillips theory of scattering and unstable systems. In this framework, the decay of an unstable system is described by a semigroup. The spectrum of the generator of the semigroup corresponds to the singularities of the Lax-Phillips S-matrix. In the case of discrete (complex) spectrum of the generator of the semigroup, associated with resonances, the decay law is exactly exponential. The states corresponding to (...)
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  26. Robert N. Brandon (1980). A Structural Description of Evolutionary Theory. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:427 - 439.score: 126.0
    The principle of natural selection is stated. It connects fitness values (actual reproductive success) with expected fitness values. The term 'adaptedness' is used for expected fitness values. The principle of natural selection explains differential fitness in terms of relative adaptedness. It is argued that this principle is absolutely central to Darwinian evolutionary theory. The empirical content of the principle of natural selection is examined. It is argued that the principle itself has no empirical biological content, but that the presuppositions (...)
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  27. Margaret D. LeCompte (1994). Defining Reality: Applying Double Description and Chaos Theory to the Practice of Practice. Educational Theory 44 (3):277-298.score: 126.0
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  28. Barbro Gustafsson & Lars Andersson (2001). " The Nine-Field-Model" for Evaluation of Theoretical Constructs in Nursing: Part One. Development of a New Model for Nursing Theory Evaluation and Application of This Model to Theory Description of the SAUC Model. Theoria: Journal of Nursing Theory 10 (1):10-34.score: 126.0
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  29. B. Gustafsson & L. Andersson (2001). The Nine-Field-Model” for Evaluation of Theoretical Constructs in Nursing. Part One. Application of the Evaluation Model to Theory Description of the SAUC Model. [REVIEW] Theoria: Journal of Nursing Theory 10 (1):10-34.score: 126.0
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  30. Dr John Yates (2008). Category Theory Applied to a Radically New but Logically Essential Description of Time and Space. Cogprints.score: 120.0
    McTaggart's ideas on the unreality of time as expressed in "The Nature of Existence" have retained great interest for many years for scholars, academics and other philosophers. In this essay, there is a brief discussion which mentions some of the high points of this philosophical interest, and goes on to apply his ideas to modern physics and neuroscience. It does not discuss McTaggart's C and D series, but does emphasise how the use of derived versions of both his A and (...)
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  31. Johannes Andres & Rainer Mausfeld (2008). Structural Description and Qualitative Content in Perception Theory. Consciousness & Cognition 17 (1):307-311.score: 120.0
  32. G. Burniston Brown (1936). Where is Science Going? By Max Planck. With a Preface by Albert Einstein. Translated and Edited by James Murphy. (London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.1933. Pp. 224. Price 7s. 6d. Net.)Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature. By Niels Bohr. (Cambridge University Press. 1934. Pp. 119. Price 6s. Net.)Science and the Human Temperament. By Erwin Schrödinger. Translated and with a Biographical Introduction by James Murphy. Foreword by Lord Rutherford of Nelson. (London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.1935. Pp. 154. Price 7s. 6d. Net.). [REVIEW] Philosophy 11 (43):366-.score: 120.0
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  33. Vernon Dolphin (1958). Mr. Hochberg, Mr. Quine, and the Theory of Description. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 19 (2):246-247.score: 120.0
  34. D. Jacquette (1994). A Meinongian Theory of Definite Description. Axiomathes 5 (2-3):345-359.score: 120.0
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  35. Eike Haberland (1971). Adolf Bastian's Conception of Cultural History. Systematization and Description of the Theory and Method with an Attempted Assessment of the Cultural Historic Content on This Basis. Philosophy and History 4 (2):205-205.score: 120.0
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  36. Roy Harris (1968). Self-Description and the Theory of Types. Analysis 28 (6):207 - 208.score: 120.0
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  37. Agustín Moreno Fernández (2013). Descripción y Fases Del Mecanismo Del Chivo Expiatorio En la Teoría Mimética de René Girard= Description and Phases of the Scapegoat Mechanism in the Mimetic Theory of René Girard. Endoxa 32:191-206.score: 120.0
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  38. Alan Ross Anderson (1967). Review: Herbert Hochberg, On Pegasizing; Vernon Dolphin, Mr. Hochberg, Mr. Quine and the Theory of Description. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 32 (4):545-545.score: 120.0
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  39. Marc Angenot, Thomas Bloor, Meriel Bloor, Paul Buckley, F. David Peat, Sanford Budick, Wolfgang Iser, A. G. Cairns-Smith, Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard & Malcolm Coulthard (1997). Adam, Jean-Michel; Borel, Marie-Jeanne; Calame, Claude; and Kilani, Mondher, Le Dis-Cours Anthropologique: Description, Narration, Savoir (Nouvelle Edition Revue Et Augmentee)(= Sciences Humaines). Lausanne: Editions Payot Lausanne, 1995. Allert, Beate (Ed.), Languages of Visuality: Crossings Between Science, Art, Politics, and Literature (= Kritik: German Literary Theory and Cultural Studies). Detroit: Wayne State. [REVIEW] Semiotica 115 (3/4):401-404.score: 120.0
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  40. Molly Diesing & Cornell Unilersity (1994). Theory and Description in Generative Syntax: A Case Study in West Flemish. By. In Stephen Everson (ed.), Language. Cambridge University Press. 70--3.score: 120.0
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  41. Keith Busby (1994). Douglas A. Kibbee, For to Speke Frenche Trewely: The French Language in England, 1000–1600. Its Status, Description and Instruction.(Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science, 3/60.) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1991. Pp. Viii, 268; 6 Black-and-White Plates. $65. [REVIEW] Speculum 69 (2):516-518.score: 120.0
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  42. Oliver A. Johnson (1968). Theory and Description in Philosophy. Southern Journal of Philosophy 6 (4):247-250.score: 120.0
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  43. William R. Merrifield (1994). Review Of: Linguistic Theory and Grammatical Description, Flip G. Droste and John E. Joseph, Editors. [REVIEW] In Stephen Everson (ed.), Language. Cambridge University Press. 70--1.score: 120.0
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  44. P. J. M. (1966). Set Theory and Syntactic Description. Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):808-808.score: 120.0
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  45. John U. Pulliam (forthcoming). A Description and Analysis of Myrdal's Theory of Social Change Including the Role of Education. Journal of Thought.score: 120.0
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  46. Robert Sokolowski (1983). The Theory of Phenomenological Description. Man and World 16 (3):221-232.score: 120.0
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  47. Guy Bouchard (1982). Marc Eli Blanchard, Description: Sign, Self, Desire. Critical Theory in the Wake of Semiotics Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 2 (1):1-5.score: 120.0
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  48. Maurizio Candiotto (2007). Meaning Between Use and its Description-Analiticity and Theory of Sense Within the Dummettian Model for a Theory of Meaning. Epistemologia 30 (2):327-344.score: 120.0
     
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  49. Alexander Gelley (1979). The Represented World: Toward a Phenomenological Theory of Description in the Novel. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 37 (4):415-422.score: 120.0
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