Terminating Ambiguity: The Perplexing Case of 'The'
In Richard Brown Kevin S. Decker (ed.), Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am (2009)
AbstractMaybe they should never have called the first movie The Terminator. After all, thereâ€™s more than one Terminator. That may seem like a picky point, but, believe it or not, philosophers have long been obsessed with trying to determine the meaning of the word â€œthe.â€ Indeed, much controversy swirls around this seemingly innocuous definite article. Specifically, the controversy focuses on whether or not definite descriptions are ambiguous.
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