Single Idea 17871

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 4. Essence as Definition]

Full Idea

Ever since Frege, semantic definitionalists have posited a meaning ('sinn') for a name; the meaning/sinn is their semantic analog to the conceptual essence, as ontologically defining of the kind.

Gist of Idea

Fregean meanings are analogous to conceptual essence, defining a kind


Joseph Almog (Nature Without Essence [2010], 07)

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.370