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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Entry on Descriptions

I have uploaded my entry on Descriptions for Oxford annotated biblios to my website. If you have any comments or suggestions, please don't hesitate to email them to me.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Brit!
I really enjoyed your annotated bibliography on descriptions.
However, I missed a section on indefinite descriptions.
Best regards,

Brit Brogaard said...

Hi Murilo. Thanks for the suggestion! The other sections in the entry were (for the most part) meant to apply to both indefinite and definite descriptions. Do you have some particular articles in mind?

Murilo Coura said...

Hi, Brit. Thanks for answering my post.
You are right. Most of the articles I had in mind have appeared already in the bibliography. For example, Bach (2004), Donnellan (1978), Higginbotham (1987), Kripke (1977), Ludlow & Neale (1991), Neale (2004) and Wilson (1978).
However I guess the following articles are worth a mention.
[1] Chastain, C. Reference and Context. In K. Gunderson (Ed.). Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 7: Language, Mind and Knowledge. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1975, p. 194-269.
[2] Fodor; J. A. & Sag, I. Referential and Quantificational Indefinites. Linguistics and Philosophy, v. 5, p. 355-98, 1982.
[3] King, J. C. Are Indefinite Descriptions Ambiguous? Philosophical Studies, v. 53, p. 417-40, 1988.
[4] Lewis, D. Scorekeeping in a Language Game. Journal of Philosophical Logic, v. 8, p. 339-59, 1979. [On indefinite descriptions, see page 350]

Brit Brogaard said...

Thanks Murilo! I agree it would nice to include these references in the bibliography. I will be sure to include them when I make the next round of revisions in September.