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A short history of theories of names

R. M. Sainsbury

in Reference without Referents

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199241804
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602696 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241805.003.0001
 A short history of theories of names

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Sets out a short history of proper names, those paradigms of referring expressions. The starting point is Mill, and the history is traced through Frege, Russell, Kripke, and McDowell. In the final section, the theory to be defended in the book is briefly stated.

Keywords: Frege; Kripke; identity; McDowell; Mill; rigidity; Russell; sense; understanding

Chapter.  17596 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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