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The Semantic Relationistic Approach to Generalized Fregean Puzzles

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Semantic relationism is a methodology proposed by Kit Fine for solving the antinomy of variables. Fine proposed the relational semantics for first-order logic, which can be used to solve Frege’s puzzle of names. In this paper, I generalize Frege’s puzzle to other linguistic expressions, including definite descriptions, predicates, quantifiers and modalities. I then apply Fine’s semantic relationistic approach to these puzzles.

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2012-01-01
2016-12-07

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