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In Peter A. French, T. E. Uehuling Jr & Howard K. Wettstein (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language. University of Minnesota Press (1979)

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  1. Tarski, Davidson Et la Signification.Daniel Laurier - 1983 - Dialogue 22 (4):595-620.
  • Russell's Theory of Definite Descriptions.Stephen Schiffer - 2005 - Mind 114 (456):1135-1183.
    The proper statement and assessment of Russell's theory depends on one's semantic presuppositions. A semantic framework is provided, and Russell's theory formulated in terms of it. Referential uses of descriptions raise familiar problems for the theory, to which there are, at the most general level of abstraction, two possible Russellian responses. Both are considered, and both found wanting. The paper ends with a brief consideration of what the correct positive theory of definite descriptions might be, if it is not the (...)
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  • A Tale of Two Envelopes.Bernard D. Katz & Doris Olin - 2007 - Mind 116 (464):903-926.
    This paper deals with the two-envelope paradox. Two main formulations of the paradoxical reasoning are distinguished, which differ according to the partition of possibilities employed. We argue that in the first formulation the conditionals required for the utility assignment are problematic; the error is identified as a fallacy of conditional reasoning. We go on to consider the second formulation, where the epistemic status of certain singular propositions becomes relevant; our diagnosis is that the states considered do not exhaust the possibilities. (...)
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  • Descartes on Life and Sense.Ann Wilbur Mackenzie - 1989 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (2):163 - 192.