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(1981) Ambiguities in intensional contexts, Dordrecht, Springer.

Defensible descriptions

Ewan Klein

pp. 83-102

let λxϕ(the ζ) represent a sentence of English containing a definite description the ζ in an extensional position.2 Then the truth conditions of λxϕ(the ζ) are correctly stated by Russell’s theory; i.e. it is true at a world w iff there is exactly one object u which satisfies ζ in w and λxϕ is true of u in w.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-009-8377-9_3

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Klein, E. (1981)., Defensible descriptions, in F. Heny (ed.), Ambiguities in intensional contexts, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 83-102.

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