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A Note on Tichý’s Paper ‘On Describing’
A Note on Tichý’s Paper ‘On Describing’

Author(s): Pavel Cmorej
Subject(s): Logic, Analytic Philosophy
Published by: Filozofický ústav SAV

Summary/Abstract: P. Tichý finished, and probably also began to write, this paper in 1973. At that time, he was affiliated at the University of Otago, New Zealand, for already three years. From there he sent the paper to Pavel Materna and me. The paper ‘On Describing’ is connected to, in its content, Tichý’s paper ‘An Approach to Intensional Analysis’ which appeared in Noûs 5, 1971, 273 – 297. The former paper was intended by Tichý to make the public familiar with some ideas published in the technically more demanding Noûs paper. In so doing, he pays particular attention to prospects his conceptual apparatus has for solutions of certain philosophical problems. In the second half of the paper, he utilizes a slightly modified language of Chuch’s theory of types (enriched with possible world variables) that Tichý had introduced already in the paper ‘An Approach to Intensional Analysis’. The study ‘On Describing’ is an excellent introduction into Tichý’s work, in particular his semantics. Fundamental intuitive ideas involved in the paper go throughout, in modified forms, all his work.

  • Issue Year: 14/2007
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 468-469
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: English