|Designation: ascription of a character to an object that allows the localization within an order, as opposed to naming. See also denotation, individuation, identification, specification.|
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Planet/Denoting/Designating/Kaplan: Third: necessary name a for the number nine, then you believe of a that it is an even number, then: in "x is even", replace x with a - ChisholmVs: Denoting (linguistically ) is not helpful, cannot be a basic concept if intentionality is a basic concept: we explain the linguistic with the intentional.
Instead: Designating: numeral necessary because of successor relation! - It brings us the object closer - Numerals: its meaning happens to involve a property that constitutes an individual being of the number, a property for which applies that the number necessarily has it (E.g. successor - unlike names) (!).
Designate/Chisholm: must necessarily bring features: "the property blue" instead of "the color of the sky", E.g. "All men are mortal" instead of "Aristotle's favorite proposition".
Die erste Person Frankfurt 1992
Roderick M. Chisholm
Erkenntnistheorie Graz 2004