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Single Idea 2519

[catalogued under 19. Language / B. Reference / 4. Descriptive Reference / a. Sense and reference]

Full Idea

There is virtually universal acceptance of Frege's definition of sense as the determiner of reference.

Gist of Idea

It is generally accepted that sense is defined as the determiner of reference


Jerrold J. Katz (Realistic Rationalism [2000], Int.xxvi)

Book Reference

Katz,Jerrold J.: 'Realistic Rationalism' [MIT 2000], p.-9

A Reaction

Not any more, since Kripke and Putnam. It is one thing to say sense determines reference, and quite another to say that this is the definition of sense.