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Single Idea 14075

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 1. Naming / b. Names as descriptive]

Full Idea

According to Frege, a proper name in a modal context refers obliquely; its reference there is its usual sense.

Gist of Idea

Proper name in modal contexts refer obliquely, to their usual sense


report of Gottlob Frege (On Sense and Reference [1892]) by Allan Gibbard - Contingent Identity V

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Symbolic Logic' [-], p.203

A Reaction

[he cites the fourth page of Frege's 'Sense and Reference'] One can foresee problems with the word 'usual' here. Frege might be offering something better than Kripke does here.