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Presupposition and Anaphora: Remarks on the Formulation of the Projection Problem*

Saul A. Kripke

in Philosophical Troubles

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199730155
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918430 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730155.003.0012
Presupposition and Anaphora: Remarks on the Formulation of the Projection Problem*

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This chapter is concerned with what is called in the linguistics literature “the projection problem for presuppositions.” That problem is simply this: if we have a logically complex sentence whose clauses bear certain presuppositions, how do we compute the presuppositions of the whole? The main thesis is that the usual literature on the projection problem for presupposition ignores an anaphoric element that ought to have been taken into account. When this element is put in, there is a considerable change in the formulation of the problem.

Keywords: projection problem; presuppositions; linguistics; sentence; clause

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Subjects: Philosophy

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