Here is today’s quiz question. Which master of exposition said this, and where?
After arguing for years, unconvincingly, that semantic value (properly understood) is not affected by substitution, I hit upon a brilliant, new, and completely successful, strategy: argue, instead, that semantic value is affected by substitution.
Here’s a hint: the quote occurs after in the context of a discussion of proper names.
(Upon reflection, that’s not much of a hint, is it?)
Post your guess as to who I’m quoting, in the comments form on this post. (You can post an informed answer too, if you like, but I suspect a guess would be even more fun.) The most interesting answer will receive a prize in the honest-to-goodness snail mail.
I’m Greg Restall, and this is my personal website. I teach philosophy and logic as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. ¶ From August 2021, I will be the Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. ¶ Start at the home page of this site—a compendium of recent additions around here—and go from there to learn more about who I am and what I do. ¶ This is my personal site on the web. Nothing here is in any way endorsed by the University of Melbourne.