Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

"Fido" -Fido principle, philosophy: Gilbert Ryle's expression for the mistaken assumption that words function as names and therefore must designate something. In the extreme case that the typical dog name Fido stands for "dogness". See also proper names, descriptions, universals, reference, meaning.
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Logic Texts Fido-Fido-Principle   Logic Texts
Quine, Willard Van Orman Fido-Fido-Principle   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Fido-Fido-Principle   Rorty, Richard
Schiffer, Stephen Fido-Fido-Principle   Schiffer, Stephen

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