Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98 (4):636-652 (2017)

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Jan Heylen
KU Leuven
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Fregean theories of descriptions as terms have to deal with improper descriptions. To save bivalence various proposals have been made that involve assigning referents to improper descriptions. While bivalence is indeed saved, there is a price to be paid. Instantiations of the same general scheme, viz. the one and only individual that is F and G is G, are not only allowed but even required to have different truth values.
Keywords Descriptions  Russell  Frege  Carnap  Strawson  bivalence  self-predication
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12142
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