Title: Carnap’s Theory of Descriptions and its Problems
Authors: Heylen, Jan # ×
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Studia Logica vol:94 issue:3 pages:355-380
Abstract: Carnap's theory of descriptions was restricted in two ways. First, the descriptive conditions had to be non-modal. Second, only primitive predicates or the identity predicate could be used to predicate something of the descriptum. The motivating reasons for these two restrictions that are to be found in the literature will be critically discussed. Both restrictions can be relaxed, but Carnap's theory can still be blamed for not dealing adequately with improper descriptions.
ISSN: 0039-3215
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy
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