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Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

John Horty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199732715
eISBN:
9780199852628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732715.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book explores the difficulties presented for Gottlob Frege's semantic theory, as well as its modern descendents, by the treatment of defined expressions. The book begins by focusing on the ... More


Syntactic and semantic options

John Horty

in Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199732715
eISBN:
9780199852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732715.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on the semantics of complex, incomplete, and defined expressions. It aims to extend the ρ and σ functions, mapping expressions into their referents and senses, and then applying ... More


Senses of incomplete expressions

John Horty

in Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199732715
eISBN:
9780199852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732715.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter attempts to discover the senses found in complex incomplete and defined expressions. It considers two alternatives on how the senses of these expressions can be reified within the ... More


A simple semantic model

John Horty

in Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199732715
eISBN:
9780199852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732715.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter gives a precise semantic framework in which senses can be assigned with definite structures. It aims to examine the robust interpretation of fruitfulness of both defined expressions and ... More


Afterword

John Horty

in Frege on Definitions: A Case Study of Semantic Content

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199732715
eISBN:
9780199852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732715.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins by providing a brief summary of the topics discussed on the previous chapters. It then mentions a few remaining open issues about the matter and offers several directions on how ... More


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