Referential/attributive: a scope interpretation

Philosophical Studies 147 (2):167-191 (2010)

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Richard L. Mendelsohn
CUNY Graduate Center
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There is a core to the referential/attributive distinction that reveals a propositional ambiguity that is scope-related and rooted in syntax.
Keywords Referential  Attributive  Scope  Donnellan  Russell  Kaplan  Strawson  Propositions  Definite descriptions  Quantifier expressions  Reference
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