Characterization and Descriptions
Priest (Graham)
Source: Priest - Towards Non-Being, 2005, Chapter 4
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    Chapter 4 provides a formulation of the Characterization Principle (that objects have the properties by which they are characterized), which is both completely general and does not suffer from the problems of standard formulations. A corresponding theory of descriptions is also given.
  1. Introduction: Sein and Sosein;
  2. The Characterization Principle;
  3. Further Comments;
  4. Identity;
  5. Indefinite Descriptions;
  6. Definite Descriptions and Speaker-Intention;
  7. Properties of Descriptions;
  8. Conclusion;
  9. Technical Appendix


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