Russell as a platonic dialogue: The matter of denoting

Synthese 45 (1):43-70 (1980)

Abstract

At first russell thought (p) that whatever a proposition is about must be a constituent of it. Then, Around 1900, He discovered denoting concepts and realized that a proposition could be about something and have only its denoting concept as constituent. However, A number of remarks that he made through the years can only be understood as inspired by (p). In particular, The arguments offered in "on denoting" against the doctrine of denotation of "principles" are grounded on (p)

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On Denoting.Bertrand Russell - 1905 - Mind 14 (56):479-493.
The Principles of Mathematics.Bertrand Russell - 1903 - Cambridge, England: Allen & Unwin.
On Denoting.Bertrand Russell - 2005 - Mind 114 (456):873 - 887.
Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description.Bertrand Russell - 1911 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 11:108--28.

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