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Chateaubriand on the slingshot arguments


Chateaubriand. Church. Gödel. Slingshot. Definite descriptions

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RUFFINO, Marco. Chateaubriand on the slingshot arguments. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 27, n. 1, p. 201–209, 2016. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 jul. 2024.


The purpose of this paper is to discuss Chateaubriand’s criticism of the so-called slingshot arguments, particularly of those versions proposed by Church (1956) and by Gödel (1944). I concentrate on two critical points made by Chateaubriand, and argue that they are not decisive against these versions of the slingshot. I also discuss Chateaubriand’s hybrid theory of definite descriptions and argue that, despite its intrinsic interest, it cannot avoid the conclusion of the slingshot.


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