Really fucking brilliant

  • 1 Dept. of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen.


The title of this note has a two-tiered interpretation. On the “use” level, it expresses my admiration for the ingenuity and elegance of Christopher Potts's paper, which is not diminished by the fact that I disagree with him practically across the board. On the “mention” level, my title denotes the key phrase in Potts's example (2), which will figure rather prominently in the following remarks.

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