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    Introduction In this paper, I will compare and contrast Russell’s and Strawson’s accounts on definite descriptions, which are phrases of the form “the X” and denote some object. I will first reconstruct Russell’s account, which argues that that all definite descriptions are in reality a series of propositional statements and claims. I will then reconstruct Strawson’s account and claim that Russell’s account is flawed because it focuses exclusively on the meaning of sentences, ignoring their use, and because Russell’s theory of description fails to fully describe how definite descriptions can be used to refer. Finally, I will argue that … Russell’s account of definite descriptions Russell first introduces and explores the concept of a “denoting phrase” and a “definite description” in is 1905 essay, On Denoting. Russell defines a “denoting phrase” as a phrase which…

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