Partially Descriptive Names
Ch. 5 discusses a rich and varied class of linguistically complex phrases, called partially descriptive names. These expressions display many of the most important features of simple proper names, and they are standardly recognized as names in their own right. However, they are not, strictly speaking, rigid designators – though they are nearly so, in that they always designate the same object, when they designate anything at all. It is argued that partially descriptive names are equivalent to special definite descriptions that combine direct reference to their referents with partial descriptions of them.
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