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[catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 7. Contextual Definition]

Full Idea

A 'contextual' definition shows how to eliminate a description from a context.

Gist of Idea

Contextual definitions eliminate descriptions from contexts


Bernard Linsky (Quantification and Descriptions [2014], 2)

Book Reference

'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R [Bloomsbury 2014], p.85

A Reaction

I'm trying to think of an example, but what I come up with are better described as 'paraphrases' than as 'definitions'.