Removal rules

John Horty

in Frege on Definitions

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199732715
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852628 | DOI:
Removal rules

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How the simple model of senses as procedures can handle two important issues presented is elaborated in this chapter. It begins by presenting the conflicts on the formation and semantic role of incomplete expressions. Frege's writing reflected two different perspectives of senses which are characterized as compositional and decompositional. These two perspectives adopted by Frege in his thinking about senses offer conflicting views concerning both the structure of senses and the relative epistemic priority of sentential senses and their parts. A verbal resolution to eliminate such conflict is presented in this chapter. This verbal resolution, through the two perspectives presented, is then applied in the semantic framework set out earlier in the book. Also included and analyzed in this chapter are defined expressions.

Keywords: semantic role; incomplete expressions; compositional; decompositional; Frege; sentential senses; verbal resolution; semantic framework

Chapter.  7261 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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