DE RE/DE DICTO DISTINCTIONS (SYNTACTIC, SEMANTIC AND PRAGMATIC INTERPRETATION)
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The aim of this article is the systematization of the most commonly applied de re/de dicto distinctions in philosophy. In this work the most important contexts in which these distinctions occur are distinguished, and their syntactic, semantic and pragmatic definitions are given. The article consists of two parts: 1) the main theoretical contexts of this distinction, 2) the modern attempt to systematize different versions of this distinction following Thomas McKay and Michael Nelson, and 3) an attempt to clarify McKay's and Nelson's systematization in terms of intensional operator, designator and conviction of the object.
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