Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Unicorn example, philosophy: the problem is about linguistic expressions for non-existent objects and principles of using these expressions. In logic it comes to the question of whether sentences containing expressions for non-existent objects are true, false, or senseless. See also Pegasus, nonexistence, reference, truth value, truth conditions, assertibility, meaning, sense, truth value gap.
 
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Brandom, Robert
 
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Unicorn Example I 609
Unicorn/Pegasus/Existence/Ontology/Frege: "Pegasus" has sense but no meaning (reference) - hence the phrase "Pegasus is a winged horse" cannot be true.

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

Bra II
R. Brandom
Begr√ľnden und Begreifen Frankfurt 2001


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