At 2nd METU Philosophy Graduate Student Conference.
How can we be curious about a thing? How do we know what we were looking for is 'this object'? Ilhan Inan claims that in order to search/study a thing, we have to be able to represent the thing that we are curious of. This representation is done via an inostensible definite description. I, on the other hand, argue that if we do not know what we are looking for, then we cannot construct a definite description. We could 'miss-by-a-mile'. Therefore, our representation must be an inostensible indefinite description.