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Of course, in saying all of this, I am not taking any stand on the correctedness--or otherwise--of Russell's Theory of Descriptions. It may well be that Russell is right.
[square] is not + iota-SUBS: this much was clear from Quine's original complaints about quantified modal logic and from Smullyan's (1948) elegant explanation of why the claim that [square] is +PSST is not threatened if one assumes Russell's Theory of Descriptions. Smullyan's explanation is intimately connected in form to Godel's explanation of how Russell is able to treat FIC as--[Iota]-SUBS and +PSST.
(12) The viability of the project of the Tractatus presupposes the viability of Russell's Theory of Descriptions (or some similar nonreferential treatment).
The introduction of restricted quantifier notation is meant to quell fears about the degree of mismatch between logical and grammatical form and to defuse a worry of Godel's by indicating how Russell's theory of descriptions can function as a component of a general and systematic theory of quantified noun phrases in natural language.
Russell's Theory of Descriptions ought to be very attractive to those who laud the virtues of "extensionalism" and first-order logic.
evaded by Russell's theory of descriptions and that there is something
give preference to Russell's theory of descriptions. By defining
The way for the causal logician to do this is to endorse Russell's Theory of Descriptions and argue that the argument in (66) is being read as (66') by people who maintain that the inference is valid.
Russell's theory of descriptions is about the nature of the proposition stated by an utterance of a sentence of the form "The F is G ".
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