SEMANTICS: a distinguishing property of singular definite descriptions.
The sentence The present king of France is bald entails that there is a
king of France (existence) and that there is exactly one (uniqueness). A point of
debate has been the question whether existence and uniqueness should be treated as
part of the assertion (as Russell did) or as a presupposition (as Strawson proposed).
|LIT.||Russell, B. (1905)|