Reference and Existence

The John Locke Lectures

Author: Saul A. Kripke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019992838X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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This volume collects Saul Kripke's Locke Lectures, which were delivered in Oxford in 1973.
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Terms and Truth

Reference Direct and Anaphoric

Author: Alan Berger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262261715

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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In this book, Alan Berger further develops the new theory of reference—as formulated by Kripke and Putnam—applying it in novel ways to many philosophical problems concerning reference and existence. Berger argues that his notion of anaphoric background condition and anaphoric links within a linguistic community are crucial not only to a theory of reference, but to the analysis of these problems as well. The book is organized in three parts. In part I, Berger distinguishes between two styles of rigid designation. Based on this distinction, he develops a theory of reference change for rigid designator terms and shows how this distinction sheds light on identity statements. In part II, he offers an account of belief attribution containing vacuous names within the belief context, of intentional identity statements, and of true negative existential statements. In part III, he analyzes anaphoric expressions (i.e., expressions whose reference is determined in part by other clauses or sentences in a given discourse) and presents a formalization of anaphora and plural quantification.
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Philosophical Troubles

Collected Papers

Author: Saul A. Kripke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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This important new book is the first of a series of volumes collecting the essential articles by the eminent and highly influential philosopher Saul A. Kripke. It presents a mixture of published and unpublished articles from various stages of Kripke's storied career. Included here are seminal and much discussed pieces such as "Identity and Necessity", "Outline of a Theory of Truth", "Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference", and "A Puzzle About Belief." More recent published articles include "Russell's Notion of Scope" and "Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference" among others. Several articles are published here for the first time, including both older works ("Two Paradoxes of Knowledge", "Vacuous Names and Fictional Entities", "Nozick on Knowledge") as well as newer ("The First Person" and "Unrestricted Exportation"). "A Puzzle on Time and Thought" was written expressly for this volume. Publication of this volume -- which ranges over epistemology, linguistics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy, theory of truth, and metaphysics -- represents a major event in contemporary analytic philosophy. It will be of great interest to the many who are interested in the work of one its greatest living figures.
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Reference and Essence

Author: Nathan U. Salmon

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

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In this new edition of an important work in the philosophy of language, Nathan U Salmon, one of the leading proponents of what has come to be called the new or causal theory of reference, presents his latest thinking on this promising area of study.
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Meaning and Truth

Investigations in Philosophical Semantics

Author: Joseph Keim Campbell,Michael O'Rourke,David Shier

Publisher: Seven Bridges PressLlc

ISBN: 9781889119557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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This work presents essays on topics of philosophy of language. The text is organized around themes such as the nature of truth and meaning, the semantic nature of quantifiers, and the distinction between semantics and pragmatics.
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