Gratzl Norbert
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47(2011)4 - Science versus Utopia. Limits of Scientific Cognition

Norbert Gratzl

Hilbert and Bernays on definite descriptions

  • language: English


Summary

Considerations are focused on definite and indefinite descriptions. This is to say, it is presented the very well known theory of definite descriptions as it has been developed by Bertrand Russell in the “Principia Mathematica”.

Furthermore, there are a couple of problems connected to this approach. It is outlined in some detail how to remedy some of these problems.

Less known is Russell’s approach to indefinite (or ambiguous) descriptions. Once more there are several problems connected with it. In a similar way there are some ways out of these problems.