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    Wettstein on definite descriptions.William K. Blackburn - 1988 - Philosophical Studies 53 (2):263 - 278.
    I critically examine an argument, due to howard wettstein, purporting to show that sentences containing definite descriptions are semantically ambiguous between referential and attributive readings. Wettstein argues that many sentences containing nonidentifying descriptions--descriptions that apply to more than one object--cannot be given a Russellian analysis, and that the descriptions in these sentences should be understood as directly referential terms. But because Wettstein does not justify treating referential uses of nonidentifying descriptions differently than attributive uses of nonidentifying descriptions, his argument fails.
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    Davidson on force and convention.William K. Blackburn - 1987 - Analysis 47 (2):72-74.
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  3. John Searle and Daniel Vanderveken, Foundations of Illocutionary Logic Reviewed by.William K. Blackburn - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (7):354-356.
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    Ambiguity and non-specificity: A reply to Jay David Atlas. [REVIEW]William K. Blackburn - 1983 - Linguistics and Philosophy 6 (4):479 - 498.