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Title: Russell’s Theory of Definite Descriptions and Non-Referring Expressions
Authors: Tremonte, Cynthia
Advisors: Burgess, John
Contributors: Leslie, Sarah-Jane
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: This paper analyzes the debate between Bertrand Russell and P. F. Strawson regarding the truth-values of definite descriptions, particularly those of non-referring descriptions. I will examine philosophical trends that have influenced the debate. I will argue that context and truth-value intuitions play a large role in determining truth-values.
Extent: 45 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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