Philosophical Studies 148 (3):369 - 385 (2010)

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Benjamin Schnieder
Universität Hamburg
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The paper discusses whether there are strictly inexpressible properties. Three main points are argued for: (i) Two different senses of ‘predicate t expresses property p ’ should be distinguished. (ii) The property of being a predicate that does not apply to itself is inexpressible in one of the senses of ‘express’, but not in the other. (iii) Since the said property is related to Grelling’s Antinomy, it is further argued that the antinomy does not imply the non-existence of that property.
Keywords Properties  Inexpressibility  Grelling’s paradox  Russell’s paradox
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-008-9329-7
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