Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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I 184
Description/Quantification/Cresswell: determinate and indeterminate descriptions are no quantifiers. - The binding is in the deep structure. - E.g. if you offer a job to every boy, some boy will reject it. - "it" does not signal any variable that would bind "a job". - Nevertheless, quantification in depth.
I 185 ff
Exclusion principle/Hintikka: E.g. John saw the man - here should be ruled out that John saw himself. I 187
It appears that the deep structure does not bear the negation of the identity of the two as part of its semantics. One should assume that it is explicitly claimed otherwise.
I 188
The semantics for the extended existential quantifier then ensures the correct result.


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Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-19