Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Strawson, Peter F.
 
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Descriptions VII 118/19
Description/Meaning/Strawson: e.g. "He": minimal descriptive meaning - E.g. "Blue Grotto" maximum descriptive meaning - E.g. "The Blue Grotto": middle position, "impure" proper name. (Russell: "fake name").

Str I
P.F. Strawson
Einzelding und logisches Subjekt Stuttgart 1972

Str IV
P.F. Strawson
Analyse und Metaphysik M√ľnchen 1994

Str V
P.F. Strawson
Die Grenzen des Sinns Frankfurt 1981


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-01