A review from Denotation To Denoting

Ebrahim Oshni Alvandi

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Gray’s Elegy is an argument towards meaning and denotation of denoting concepts. Denoting concepts occur in propositions and quantifier phrases occur in the sentences that express those propositions. Russell used this argument to distinguish meaning from denotation. The study will follow this argument comparing two other ideas raised by Makin and Pakaluk. The paper ends up discussing the meaning of a denoting phrase or a complex in a proposition which becomes about the denotation by a chain of objects and ideas. A formulization will be introduced for the proposal at the final step.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-190
Number of pages14
VolumeSpring 2015
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Denotation
  • Gray’s Elegy argument
  • concepts
  • meaning

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