Embedded Definite Descriptions: A Novel Solution to a Familiar Problem

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (3):290-314 (2013)
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Paul Elbourne claims that Russellians cannot accommodate the behavior of certain embedded definite descriptions. Since Fregeans can handle such descriptions, Elbourne urges theorists to reject Russell's theory in favor of Frege's. Here, I show that such descriptions pose no threat to Russellianism. These descriptions, I argue, are neutral between the two camps

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