A higher-order solution to the problem of the concept horse

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This paper uses the resources of higher-order logic to articulate a Fregean conception of predicate reference, and of word-world relations more generally, that is immune to the concept horse problem. A prominent style of expressibility problem for views of broadly this kind, versions of which are due to Linnebo, Hale, and Wright, is then addressed.


Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)132-166
Number of pages35
JournalErgo: an open access journal of philosophy
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016