Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Demonstratives: E.g. this, that, that one. Problems in language use bcause of lack of clarity when referring back to prior description. - In logic missing expressibility of uniqueness. See also anaphora, deixis, relations, logical proper names, index words, indexicality, iota operator.
 
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Field, Hartry
 
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Demonstratives II 134f
Ambiguity/demonstratives/index-words/deflationism/Field: one can assume that we have "different drawers" for them. - That allows to say that our language itself is clear. - We ascribe various truth conditions on various occasions.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26