Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Cresswell, M.J.
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Abstraction -Operator I 128/9
Abstraction operator/Cresswell: basic law for him: ((lx) F (x)) (t) ↔ F (t) - to be an x such that F (x) is true iff t. F (t) - t: any Term - This applies to neo-Russellian language, but fails if F is an intensional predicate, because then we would have O ((lx) Ofx) (s) ↔ OOfs. and the distinction would collapse. Solution/Stalnaker: Do not use descriptions as names. - But treat them as close as possible. CresswellVsStalnaker: this will not always work because not all are real names.

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M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24