Philósophos - Revista de Filosofia 20 (2):171-196 (2015)

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Sagid Salles
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PhD)
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My goal in this paper is to present and analyze some versions of make-believe theories for singular negative existentials. I will quickly present Evans’ perspective and, in greater detail, the perspectives of Kroon and Walton. I will claim that neither Evans nor Walton provide the right account of the phenomenon of singular negative existentials, and that Kroon’s perspective is better than both. However, I will argue that the three theories have the same problem, which I call the problem of semantic motivation.
Keywords make-believe theories  teorias do faz de conta  existenciais negativas singulares  the problem of semantic motivation.  singular negative existentials  problema da motivação semântica
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DOI 10.5216/phi.v20i2.37530
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Nota Sobre o Frege de Evans.Sagid Salles - 2019 - Investigação Filosófica 10:39-46.
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