The President and the Man on the Street: Definite Descriptions and Proper Names across Possible Situations
AbstractKripke’s “modal argument” uses consideration about scope within modal contexts to show that proper names and definite descriptions must be of two different semantic types. I reexamine the data that is used to motivate Kripke’s argument, and suggest that it, in fact, indicates that proper names behave exactly like a certain type of definite description, which I call “particularized” descriptions.
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Rothschild, D. (2019). The President and the Man on the Street: Definite Descriptions and Proper Names across Possible Situations. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 10(2), 287-300. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2006.v10i2.691
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