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Ideas of Sarah Sawyer, by Text

[British, fl. 2012, Lecturer at the University of Sussex.]

2012 Empty Names
1 p.153 Semantic theory should specify when an act of naming is successful
1 p.153 Sentences with empty names can be understood, be co-referential, and even be true
2 p.154 If sentences have a 'sense', empty name sentences can be understood that way
2 p.154 Frege's compositional account of truth-vaues makes 'Pegasus doesn't exist' neither true nor false
3 p.156 Russell's theories aim to preserve excluded middle (saying all sentences are T or F)
4 p.156 Russell implies that all sentences containing empty names are false
4 p.156 Millians say a name just means its object
5 p.160 Definites descriptions don't solve the empty names problem, because the properties may not exist