My Critique of Russell’s Theory of Descriptions

Strawson, Peter (2005) My Critique of Russell’s Theory of Descriptions. Teorema: Revista internacional de filosofía, 24 (3). pp. 171-173. ISSN 0210-1602


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Russell’s ‘On Denoting’ contained a powerfully presented form of what later was called the ‘Theory of Descriptions,’ which I later criticised in ‘On Referring’. But Russell’s aims and mine were totally discrepant. He was concerned with formal logic and the philosophy of mathematics; I solely with the actual use and function of definite singular descriptions in ordinary linguistic communication.

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Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XXIV (2005)
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2013 19:50
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