Co-reference <i>De Jure:</i> The Transitivity Objection

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199659982
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745409 | DOI:
Co-reference De Jure: The Transitivity Objection

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The chapter is devoted to discussing an objection which Angel Pinillos raised to the mental file account of de jure co-reference. According to the objection, it is possible for A and B, and for B and C, to be co-referential de jure, even though A and C are not. But if the relation of de jure co-reference rested on the identity of the mental files respectively associated with each of the terms, it should be transitive, since identity is a transitive relation.

Keywords: Pinillos; co-reference de jure; transitivity; mental files; identity

Chapter.  3067 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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