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Description: A. Characterization of singular objects or events instead of giving a name. As opposed to names descriptions are not rigid, i.e. they may refer to different objects in different worlds. - B. Linguistic form for attributing predicates according to the perceptions of objects. See also rigidity, theory of descriptions.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Arthur W. Burks on Descriptions - Dictionary of Arguments

I 138
Description/Burks: for the speaker the use is analytical, for listeners synthetic.
>Analyticity/syntheticity.
Most do not have a complete knowledge,but they apply descriptions correctly - e.g. "this red table was brown yesterday": not a contradiction: a description is never complete.
>Identification
, >Temporal identity, >Identity, >Unambiguity,
>Correctness, >Completeness, >Contradictions,

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Burks I
Arthur W. Burks
"A Theory of Proper Names", in: Philosophical Studies 2 (1951)
In
Eigennamen, Ursula Wolf, Frankfurt/M. 1993

Burks II
A. W. Burks
Chance, Cause, Reason 1977


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