Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96 (3):548-561 (2018)

Michael Rieppel
Syracuse University
ABSTRACTFregeans hold that predicates denote things, albeit things different in kind from what singular terms denote. This leads to a familiar problem: it seems impossible to say what any given predicate denotes. One strategy for avoiding this problem reduces the Fregean position to form of nominalism. I develop an alternative strategy that lets the Fregean hold on to the view that predicate denote things by reconceiving the nature of singular denotation and of Fregean objects.
Keywords denotation  concept horse  singular terms  predication
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2017.1387797
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