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Another way to appreciate the logical situation in K(Q-W) is to observe that (K1) alone and its auxiliary assumptions, including the necessary reflexivity of identity and the definition of a property instance as F = [lambda]x[[]x = a], with "a" understood as rigidly designative, is logically insufficient to prove that []a = b.
This type of construction may express that the possessive relationship is merely anticipated rather than already established and given, hence allowing for a designative reading.
Since most signifying entails designation, this discourse gauges its improvement as a specialized language on whether its statements become primarily designative or "more purely designative, more general, better confirmed, and better systematized.
Among them it is possible to find verbs of affected object (autolesionarse 'to hurt oneself'), verbs of change of location (autosituarse 'to place oneself'), verbs of creation (autofotografiarse 'to photograph oneself'), designative verbs (autocaracterizarse como X 'to characterize oneself as X'), verbs of change of possession (autoadjudicarse algo 'to award something to oneself'), etc.
The other Pater, better known, took critical stances seemingly preclusive of any designative correspondence whatsoever between poems and the circumambient world.
A theory of substantive semantic universals might hold for example, that certain designative functions must be carried out in a specified way in each language.
Such scholarship is not fundamentally concerned with the noematic and designative content of the biblical speakers' illocutionary acts.
More than connecting the proper name with a singular individual, a designative need upon which Foucault tarries for speculation, Vic, proper or common name, of the artist -- he or she -- revises the onomastic conduct and establishes the dualities of the writing occurrence, of the individual characteristics that vanish to make room for the universality upon which a discourse is based, which at the same time is a founder of other discursive practices.
These names are usually general rather than personal and descriptive rather than designative, like "flirt" and "jilt.
In general, these works start off bravely, trying to define such terms as "nation" and "state" and associated ones such as "ethnicity," but they are usually forced to give up at some point and settle for a designative definition.
Readers not in that category are likely to give up on sentences like the following (describing the 'plural' structure of the 'I' in Company): 'In fact, the referential coincidence of subject and addressee is given as the result of an "abduction" that involves and links at least two designative systems describing the subjects of the communicative model.