Ideas from 'Quantification and Descriptions' by Bernard Linsky [2014], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic' (ed/tr Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R) [Bloomsbury 2014,978-1-4725-2303-0]].

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2. Reason / D. Definition / 7. Contextual Definition
Contextual definitions eliminate descriptions from contexts
5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 2. Descriptions / b. Definite descriptions
Definite descriptions, unlike proper names, have a logical structure
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / d. Non-being
If the King of France is not bald, and not not-bald, this violates excluded middle
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 10. Ontological Commitment / e. Ontological commitment problems
Russell showed that descriptions may not have ontological commitment