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Single Idea 18774

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 2. Descriptions / b. Definite descriptions]

Full Idea

Definite descriptions seem to have a logical structure in a way that proper names do not.

Gist of Idea

Definite descriptions, unlike proper names, have a logical structure


Bernard Linsky (Quantification and Descriptions [2014], 1.1.1)

Book Reference

'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R [Bloomsbury 2014], p.80

A Reaction

Thus descriptions have implications which plain names do not.

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