Problems for a quantificational theory of complex demonstratives

Philosophical Studies 140 (3):335 - 358 (2008)
David Braun
State University of New York, Buffalo
This paper presents a number of objections to Jeffrey King's quantificational theory of complex demonstratives. Some of these objections have to do with modality, whereas others concern attitude ascriptions. Various possible replies are considered. The debate between quantificational theorists and direct reference theorists over complex demonstratives is compared with recent debates concerning definite descriptions
Keywords Complex demonstratives  Quantification  Direct reference  Semantics  Pragmatics  Modality  Attitude ascriptions  Definite descriptions
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-007-9149-1
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