<b>Referential Function (II)</b>

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199287826
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603570 | DOI:
 Referential Function (II)

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I fulfils its referential function in the deictic mode. Deictic terms fulfil their referential role by the action of making an individual salient. That is the genus to which demonstration, utterance-relative uniqueness, and leading candidature belong as species. I fulfils its referential role by making an individual salient. Salience is the determinant of the term.

Keywords: deictic term; referential function; genus; species; determinacy; demonstration; determinant; salience; uniqueness; leading candidacy

Chapter.  7102 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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