Synthese 199 (5-6):12603-12624 (2021)

Thorsten Sander
University of Duisburg-Essen
Why did Frege offer only proper names as examples of presupposition triggers? Some scholars claim that Frege simply did not care about the full range of presuppositional phenomena. This paper argues, in contrast, that he had good reasons for employing an extremely narrow notion of ‘Voraussetzung’. On Frege’s view, many devices that are now construed as presupposition triggers either express several thoughts at once or merely ‘illuminate’ a thought in a particular way. Fregean presuppositions, in contrast, are essentially tied to names.
Keywords Voraussetzung  Presupposition  Projection  Vagueness
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-021-03346-7
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