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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Dretske, Fred
 
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de re Brandom I 962
Dretske: he represents the frequently heard thesis that de re beliefs can be understood independently of any de dicto beliefs.

Dret I
F. Dretske
Naturalizing the Mind Cambridge 1997

Bra I
R. Brandom
Expressive Vernunft Frankfurt 2000

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


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28