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Single Idea 21727

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

Full Idea

The theory of definite descriptions may eliminate apparent commitment to such entities as the present King of France, but certainly not to the present Queen of England.

Gist of Idea

Definite descriptions theory eliminates the King of France, but not the Queen of England


Bernard Linsky (Russell's Metaphysical Logic [1999], 7.3)

Book Reference

Linsky,Bernard: 'Russell's Metaphysical Logic' [CSLI 1999], p.127