Do common nouns have any singular 'denotation' or do all of them denote entirely contextually? For example in 'a car' is 'car' denoting a type of object and the entire phrase describing an object of that type?
Do singular words like 'king' denote a specific role/office? Is there any rule for the denotation of common nouns after determiners?
Taking any philosophical views out of it, is there any lingusitic rules on the denotation of common nouns, or is it simply that they can be used to describe and may denote contextually a real object, for example in:
'men entered the room'
If I take the word 'man' does this have any particular denotation other than we use it to discuss real things of that type?