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These fifteen unique essays deal with the middle semantic recommendations of reference and referring from either philosophical and linguistic views. After an introductory essay that casts present tendencies in reference and referring by way of an ongoing discussion among Fregean and Russellian methods, the e-book addresses particular subject matters, balancing breadth of insurance with thematic solidarity.
The members, all prime or rising students, deal with trenchant neo-Fregean demanding situations to the direct reference place; think of what optimistic claims might be made in regards to the mechanism of reference; deal with the position of a concept of reference inside of broader theoretical context; and examine other forms of linguistic expressions utilized in referring actions which could themselves be referring expressions. The topical team spirit and accessibility of the essays, the stage-setting introductory essay, and the great index mix to make R eference and Referring, besides the opposite books within the issues in modern Philosophy sequence, acceptable to be used in complicated undergraduate and graduate courses.
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Almog, J. 1986. Naming without necessity. Journal of Philosophy 83 (4):210–242. Almog, J. 2005. Is a uniﬁed description of language-and-thought possible? Journal of Philosophy 102 (10):493–531. Bach, K. 1987/1994. Thought and Reference. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Barber, A. 2011. What refers? How? In Making Semantics Pragmatic: Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface (24), ed. K. Turner. Bingley: Emerald. Braun, D. 2005. Empty names, ﬁctional names, mythical names. Noûs 39 (4):596–631.