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Re: Requesting some challenging sentences

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Sunday, October 30, 2005, 20:42
--- Tim May <butsuri@...> wrote:


> > Certainly, most copular predicates are not > equational. But what about > "Hesperus is Phosphorus"? >
Is that a trick question? I'm assuming the speakers of Soaloa know nothing of Frege or his puzzle, and might have a verb of the sort "refers-to-the-same-object-as" when it is the names that are being discussed, and perhaps a verb like "is-discovered-to-be-the-same-object-as", and whatever other verbs are necessary to cover other interpretations of Frege's statement. Of course I'm just making this up as I go along, so the real answer is "I don't know." Thanks for that question, by the way. In Googling that quote I discovered a lot of interesting and informative articles to read about a controversy that I (as an amateur) had been unaware of. --gary