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A Multiple-Proposition Approach

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270187
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601484 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927018X.003.0004
 A Multiple-Proposition Approach

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Proposes a multiple-proposition theory, which explains certain linguistic data in a straightforward way. The data are provided by description-names, i.e. proper names like ‘The Holy Virgin’, ‘The Beatles’, etc. and complex demonstratives, i.e. NPs of the form ‘that table covered in books’, ‘this pen’, ‘these horses’, etc. The multiple-proposition theory proposed fits within the framework of direct reference.

Keywords: complex demonstratives; descriptions; description-names; personal pronouns; propositions; that

Chapter.  17815 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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