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Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered

Michael Glanzberg

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APA 6th Edition
Glanzberg, M. (2007). Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3 (2), 133-158. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215
MLA 8th Edition
Glanzberg, Michael. "Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 3, no. 2, 2007, pp. 133-158. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Glanzberg, Michael. "Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3, no. 2 (2007): 133-158. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215
Harvard
Glanzberg, M. (2007). 'Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3(2), pp. 133-158. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215 (Accessed 17 September 2021)
Vancouver
Glanzberg M. Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2021 September 17];3(2):133-158. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215
IEEE
M. Glanzberg, "Definite Descriptions and Quantifier Scope: Some Mates Cases Reconsidered", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 133-158, 2007. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215. [Accessed: 17 September 2021]

Abstracts
This paper reexamines some examples, discussed by Mates and others, of sentences containing both definite descriptions and quantifiers.
It has frequently been claimed that these sentences provide evidence for the view that definite descriptions themselves are quantifiers. The main goal of this paper is to argue this is not so. Though the examples are compatible with quantificational approaches to definite descriptions,
they are also compatible with views that treat definite descriptions as basically scopeless. They thus provide no reason to see definite descriptions as quantifiers. Even so, this paper shows that the examples do raise a surprising range of complex issues about how quantifier
scope works, and where it occurs. Thus, a clear picture of how these examples work will help us to understand better where definite descriptions fit into the larger picture of quantifiers and related
phenomena.

Keywords
definite description; quantifier; scope; semantics; syntax

Hrčak ID: 93215

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/93215

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