The Short Long Life of Russell’s Denoting Concepts

Costreie, Sorin (2005) The Short Long Life of Russell’s Denoting Concepts. Teorema: Revista internacional de filosofía, 24 (3). pp. 97-113. ISSN 0210-1602

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The paper focuses on Russell’s Theory of Denoting Concepts [TDC], to see why he did both adopt and very soon abandon it. With regard to TDC, I detect three
kinds of problems: ontological (the denotation of empty denoting concepts), logical (the infinite regress of meaning in the case of denoting concepts) and epistemological (the relation between denoting concepts and acquaintance). I discuss here only the last two problems. In the first part I discuss the inner logical difficulty of TDC, whereas in the second part I analyze the connection of denoting concepts with the Principle of Acquaintance [PoA].

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XXIV (2005)
Depositing User: sandra subito
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 16:04
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 16:04

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