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Title: Simon Varey
Directly Referential Definite Descriptions and Frege's Puzzle
In this talk, I will argue that definite descriptions are directly
referential expressions, in the sense of Kaplan (1980). In other words, the
informational contents of utterances of definite descriptions are identical
to their referents, and as such statements containing uses of definite
descriptions express singular propositions. I will focus on a particular
problem for this view, namely Frege's Puzzle as presented by Salmon (1986).
I will suggest that the solution to this puzzle offered by Salmon in the
case of proper nouns will also apply in the case of definite descriptions.
I will conclude by discussing some related problems for the view and how
this solution might be adapted to address them.
When: Thu 23 Apr 2015 15:00 - 16:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
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