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Sharvy's Theory of Definite Descriptions Revisited

Brogaard, Berit

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The paper revisits Sharvy's theory of plural definite descriptions. An alternative account of plural definite descriptions building on the ideas of plural quantification and non-distributive plural predication is developed. Finally, the alternative is extrapolated to account for generic uses of definite descriptions.

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24414
Source: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2007.00285.x

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