Pronouns as Variables (2005)

Nathan Salmon

in Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Meaning

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199284719
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603235 | DOI:
 Pronouns as Variables (2005)

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Peter Geach’s view that anaphoric pronouns are bound variables is defended against the current orthodoxy that Gareth Evans’s E-type anaphoric pronouns, which do not occur within the scope of their grammatical antecedent, are definite descriptions (as with Stephen Neale), or rigidified variants (as with Evans).

Keywords: anaphora; bound; E-type; Evans; Geach; pronoun; variable

Chapter.  3726 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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