Le complexe dénotant défini de Russell

Abstract : With " On Denoting " (OD, 1905), the philosophy of Russell takes a dramatic turn. Russell contends that the conception of a " denoting concept " he introduced in Principles of Mathem- atics (PoM, 1903) is wrong: the noun phrase has no correlate on the logical level and, if it is to reflect the logical structure, it should be broken up into quantification, variable et predicate. Russell's semantic arguments relevant to the definite descriptions, especially those linked to the Gray's Elegy passage, will be thoroughly investigated. The fallacy lies, as one could have expected, in his confusing use and mention... Once clarified and amended, it appears that the conception is, at least on this point, no longer aporetic: the (used) denoting complex, properly distinguished from the (mentioned) denoting concept, is really the source of no specific diffi- culty. It turns out that Russell discarded his first model quite hastily.
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Philippe Gac. Le complexe dénotant défini de Russell. Noésis, Revel Nice, Openedition 2003, 5 (2), pp.31-100. ⟨hal-00721693⟩

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