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Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach

Michael Devitt

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APA 6th Edition
Devitt, M. (2007). Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3 (2), 49-54. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211
MLA 8th Edition
Devitt, Michael. "Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 3, no. 2, 2007, pp. 49-54. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Devitt, Michael. "Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3, no. 2 (2007): 49-54. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211
Harvard
Devitt, M. (2007). 'Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3(2), pp. 49-54. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211 (Accessed 21 September 2021)
Vancouver
Devitt M. Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2021 September 21];3(2):49-54. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211
IEEE
M. Devitt, "Referential Descriptions: A Note on Bach", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 49-54, 2007. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211. [Accessed: 21 September 2021]

Abstracts
Bach fails to give a satisfactory pragmatic account of referential uses of definite descriptions because he does not explain how a description’s
quantificational meaning plays a “key role” in those uses. Bach’s criticism that my semantic account does not explain how the hearer understands
a description is misguided. Bach’s denial that a pragmatic account is committed to the attributive use being more fundamental detaches
meaning from use in an unacceptable way.

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

Hrčak ID: 93211

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/93211

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