Journal of Philosophical Logic 43 (2-3):471-498 (2014)

Max Weiss
University of British Columbia
Fine (2007) argues that Frege’s puzzle and its relatives demonstrate a need for a basic reorientation of the field of semantics. According to this reorientation, the domain of semantic facts would be closed not under the classical consequence relation but only under a stronger relation Fine calls “manifest consequence.” I examine Fine’s informally sketched analyses of manifest consequence, showing that each can be amended to determine a class of strong consequence relations. A best candidate relation emerges from each of the two classes, and I prove that the two candidates extensionally coincide. The resulting consequence relation is of independent interest, for it might be held to constitute a cogent standard of reasoning that proceeds under a deficient grasp on the identity of objects
Keywords Kit fine  Manifest consequence  Russellian propositions  Singular propositions  Identity  Distinctness  Direct reference  Semantic fact  Frege  Semantics  Logic
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DOI 10.1007/s10992-013-9269-3
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