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    Descriptions and Non-Doxastic Attitude Ascriptions.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (6):1311-1331.
    This paper addresses a certain objection to the quantificational theory of definite descriptions. According to this objection, the quantificational account cannot provide correct interpretations of definite descriptions embedded in the non-doxastic attitude ascriptions and therefore ought to be rejected. In brief, the objection says that the quantificational theory is committed to the view that a sentence of the form “The F is G” is equivalent to the claim that there is a unique F and it is G, while the ascription (...)
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    Roundabout Semantic Significance of the 'Attributive/Referential' Distinction.Wojciech Rostworowski - forthcoming - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 27 (1):30-40.
    In this paper, I argue that contrary to the approach widely taken in the literature, it is possible to retain Russell's theory of definite descriptions and grant some semantic significance to the distinction between the attributive and the referential use. The core of the argumentation is based on recognition of the so-called "roundabout" way in which the use of a definite description may be significant to the semantic features of the sentence: it is a case where the use of a (...)
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    Definite Descriptions and the Argument From Inference.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2014 - Philosophia 42 (4):1099-1109.
    This article discusses the “Argument from Inference” raised against the view that definite descriptions are semantically referring expressions. According to this argument, the indicated view is inadequate since it evaluates some invalid inferences with definite descriptions as “valid” and vice versa. I argue that the Argument from Inference is basically wrong. Firstly, it is crucially based on the assumption that a proponent of the view that definite descriptions are referring expressions conceives them as directly referring terms, i.e., the terms which (...)
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  4. W obronie zasady domknięcia: polemika z argumentacją Freda Dretskego.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2012 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 81 (1):167-183.
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  5. Are Descriptions Really Descriptive? An Experimental Study on Misdescription and Reference.Wojciech Rostworowski & Natalia Pietrulewicz - forthcoming - Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-22.
    This paper presents an experimental study on definite descriptions. According to the classical views, a definite description, i.e., a phrase of the form “the F”, has – roughly speaking - purely descriptive semantics, that is, it designates the object which uniquely satisfies the description. However, as several philosophers including Keith Donnellan have argued, there are uses of definite descriptions on which these expressions do not seem to designate objects which satisfy the descriptions. Namely, a description may refer in some circumstances (...)
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  6. O Dwóch Funkcjach Deskrypcji. Analiza Krytyczna Rozumowania Gettiera.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2009 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 70.
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  7. Rigid Designation and Definite Descriptions.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2011 - Filozofia Nauki 19 (4).
    The aim of this paper is to discuss an idea that referentially used definite descriptions are rigid designators or, at least, „weakly” rigid designators in some sense of this term. In the first part, the views of Nathan Salmon, Howard Wettstein and Michael Devitt are presented. The author observes that none of these positions provides a conclusive argument in the discussion on the issue in question. In the second part, it is argued that referentially used descriptions are in some sense (...)
     
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  8. The Attributive–Referential Distinction and Uses of Definite Descriptions.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2014 - Filozofia Nauki 22 (3):27-42.
  9. The Attributive Use and Russell's Paradigm.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2013 - Filozofia Nauki 21 (2).
    According to the prevailing view, Russell’s theory of descriptions provides an adequate semantic account of sentences with definite descriptions in the attributive use. The author challenges this assumption. Firstly, he presents two general ‘Straw­sonian’ objections to Russell’s theory, which, as he argues, are valid in the case of attributive assertions. Those are arguments against the so called existential reading and the uniqueness-reading of an attributively used sentence of the form “The F is G”. Finally, the author presents his own objection (...)
     
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  10. Vanna McGee Przykład Z Wyborami Prezydenckimi: Ekwiwokacja?Wojciech Rostworowski - 2011 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 78.
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  11. Zagadki Russella a Nazwowa Interpretacja Deskrypcji Określonych.Wojciech Rostworowski - 2014 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 91.
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