[lit-ideas] Senses should be multiplied when needed to get truth condition

  • From: Adriano Palma <Palma@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:28:13 +0000

This is a standardized test
Hence the Hesperus cases or the simpler

Kennedy was shot in Texas

(if you are perplexed add the sense determiner Robert to get the false truth
condition and John to get the true truth condition)

From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Omar Kusturica
Sent: 14 September 2015 21:46
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Senses should not be multiplied beyond necessity

The test of whether the senses should be multiplied or not is whether a
sentence could come true in one sense and false in another.

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 6:47 PM, David Ritchie
<profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

On Sep 13, 2015, at 5:55 PM, (Redacted sender
"Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx<mailto:Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx>" for DMARC) wrote:

In a message dated 9/13/2015 3:29:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
A: And what is your name?
B: Patsy.
A: Oh excellent. We're always happy to welcome a patsy.

Grice's point:

If 'patsy' meaning 'fool' derives from "Patsy Bolivar" and "Patsy" is
hypocorism for "patricius' we would have ONE sense; if it doesn't we wouldn't.

I am amused.

Thank you.

David Rtichie
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