ABSTRACT. Descriptions have been the object of attention of many philosophers. The goal of this article is to inquire into the meaning of those descriptions which, due to the peculiar character of the objects of description, have been interpreted in different ways, and to investigate in which sense one is able to speak of the existence (or non-existence) of an object of description. Section 1 focuses on the various sorts of descriptions; the question arises which entities exist and which don't, and, in relation to this, how ‘meaning' is to be understood and what is meaningful and what isn't. In the second section, a number of limitations on descriptions are investigated. The third section offers a logical analysis of the basic argument presented.



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