Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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de re, philosophy: statements that refer to non-linguistic objects are de re. Here, most authors assume that the ascribed properties are contingent. An exception is essentialism which ascribes certain necessary properties to objects. See also de dicto, necessity de re, contingency, modality, essentialism.
 
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Davidson, Donald
 
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de re I 18
Belief de re/Russell: we can only have an opinion if we know about which object it is - (acquaintance) - DavidsonVsRussell: problem with propositional attitudes - e.g. cornbread - I 19 Quine early: belief de re: island of clarity.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27