Philosophical Studies 156 (2):283-288 (2011)

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Andrew Cullison
State University Of New York At Fredonia
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Some descriptivists reply to the modal argument by appealing to scope ambiguities. In this paper, we argue that those replies don’t work in the case of apparently empty names like ‘Sherlock Holmes’.
Keywords Names  Empty names  Descriptions  Descriptivism  Modal argument  Widescopism  Scope
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-010-9589-x
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