Embedded definite descriptions: Russellian analysis and semantic puzzles

Mind 109 (435):443-454 (2000)
Abstract
A sentence containing a number of definite descriptions, each lying within the scope of its predecessor, is naturally read as asserting the uniqueness of a sequence of objects satisfying the descriptions. The project of providing a general uniform procedure for eliminating embedded definite descriptions that gets this and other logical forms right is impeded by several puzzles.
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