|Description: A. Characterization of singular objects or events instead of giving a name. As opposed to names descriptions are not rigid, i.e. they may refer to different objects in different worlds. - B. Linguistic form for attributing predicates according to the perceptions of objects. See also rigidity, theory of descriptions.|
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Description/Fraassen: consists of two parts: - a) the description as a whole - b) the part that refers to that which is determined by observation - observability: the boundaries extend deep into the theory - they are not "random" perceptual limits - ((s) But there are limits of the the organism).
B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980