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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Robin Jeshion Clarence Sloat, Ora Matushansky, and Delia Graff Fara advocate a Syntactic Rationale on behalf of predicativism, the view that names are predicates in all of their occurrences. Each argues that a set of surprising syntactic data compels us to recognize names as a special variety...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Delia Graff Fara One reason to think that names have a predicate-type semantic value is that they naturally occur in count-noun positions: ‘The Michaels in my building both lost their keys’; ‘I know one incredibly sharp Cecil and one that's incredibly dull’. Predicativism is the view that names...
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The Philosophical Review (2020) 129 (1): 53–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... descriptions. Finally, there is predicativist descriptivism , or simply predicativism . This is the view that names are predicates (or count nouns to be precise) with a corresponding predicative meaning, for example (10) 〚 Del   Naja 〛 c , g , w = [ λ x .   x...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 298–302.
Published: 01 April 2016
... worries about justifications (if any) for predicativism—the demand that impredicative definitions be ejected from mathematics, or at least from mathematics beyond elementary arithmetic. In my review, I asked if there are, or ever were, such justifications. Here, Parsons replies that, in his paper, he...