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Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures

Michael Devitt

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APA 6th Edition
Devitt, M. (2007). Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3 (2), 7-32. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209
MLA 8th Edition
Devitt, Michael. "Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 3, no. 2, 2007, pp. 7-32. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209. Accessed 11 May 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Devitt, Michael. "Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3, no. 2 (2007): 7-32. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209
Harvard
Devitt, M. (2007). 'Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3(2), pp. 7-32. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209 (Accessed 11 May 2021)
Vancouver
Devitt M. Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2021 May 11];3(2):7-32. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209
IEEE
M. Devitt, "Referential Descriptions and Conversational Implicatures", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 7-32, 2007. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209. [Accessed: 11 May 2021]

Abstracts
The standard Gricean defense of Russell in the face of referential uses of descriptions has been to claim that these uses are conversational implicatures. My argument in “The Case for Referential Descriptions” focused on showing that these uses are not particularized implicatures. I now adapt and develop this argument to show that they are not generalized implicatures nor otherwise pragmatic. I consider and reject Bach’s contrary proposal in “Descriptions: Points of Reference.” Finally I look critically at Neale’s new view in “This, That, and the Other” that the
debate between referentialists and Russellians is “the product of a powerful illusion.”

Keywords
Definite descriptions; indefinite descriptions; referential uses; attributive uses; implicatures demonstratives

Hrčak ID: 93209

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/93209

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