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Single Idea 18772

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

Full Idea

The designation of a single object can also consist of several words or other signs. For brevity, let every such designation be called a proper name.

Gist of Idea

We can treat designation by a few words as a proper name


Gottlob Frege (On Sense and Reference [1892]), quoted by Bernard Linsky - Quantification and Descriptions 1

Book Reference

'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R [Bloomsbury 2014], p.79

A Reaction

Frege regards names and descriptions as in the same class. Russell, and then Kripke, had things to say about that.