Intensional Logic

[Revised entry by Melvin Fitting on April 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] There is an obvious difference between what a term designates and what it means. At least it is obvious that
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[Revised entry by Melvin Fitting on April 2, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] There is an obvious difference between what a term designates and what it means. At least it is obvious that there is a difference. In some way, meaning determines designation, but is not synonymous with it. After all, "the morning star" and "the evening star" both designate the planet Venus, but don't have the same meaning. Intensional logic attempts to study both designation and meaning and investigate the relationships between them....

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