Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
De dicto: statements about the nature of linguistic expressions and their consequences are de dicto. Concepts necessarily have certain characteristics, as opposed to objects (res) the properties of which are considered as contingent by many authors. See also de re, modality, necessity de re.

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EMD II 303
necessary/De dicto/Wiggins: simply wrong: E.g. necessarily (x) (x = Cicero)> (x is a man) - de dicto: is it true? If so, we get the wrong: necessarily (Ez) (x) (x = z> (x is a man).
EMD II 312
De dicto/Necessary/Metalanguage/Wiggins: I must still be dissuaded from reading "necessary" metalinguistically de dicto, namely as a predicate of sentences that has a broader sense than is provable.


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Wigg I
D. Wiggins
Essays on Identity and Substance Oxford 2016

EMD II
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23