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Denotation and Reference

(Original title: Denotation and Reference)
Organon F, 2010, vol. 17, No 1, pp. 3-20.
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Abstract

The terms denotation and reference are commonly used as synonyms. A more fine-grained analysis of natural language as offered by TIL shows that we can distinguish these terms in the case of empirical expressions. The latter are shown to denote non-trivial intensions while their reference (if any) is the value of these intensions in the actual world.

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