Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names (Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics 1 New edition)

Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names (Studies in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics 1 New edition)

By: Piotr Stalmaszczyk (editor)Hardback

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The articles in this collection focus on philosophical approaches to proper names. The issues discussed include abstract names, empty names, naming and name-using practices, definite descriptions, individuals, reference, designation, sense and semantics. The contributions show the importance and lasting influence of theories proposed by John Stuart Mill, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, Donald Davidson, and Saul Kripke. Individual chapters assess traditional analyses and modern controversies, and contribute to the debate on proper names in contemporary philosophy of language.

About Author

Piotr Stalmaszczyk is a Professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Lodz (Poland), where he holds the Chair of English and General Linguistics. His research is concerned predominantly with linguistic methodology and the philosophy of language and linguistics. Luis Fernandez Moreno studied philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid and the Free University of Berlin. He works as a Full Professor at the Complutense University. His research mainly concerns the philosophy of language, philosophical logic and philosophy of science.


Contents: Luis Fernandez Moreno/Piotr Stalmaszczyk: Introduction: Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names - Manuel Garcia-Carpintero: Predicativism and the Mill-Frege Theory of Proper Names - Dolf Rami: Names, Naming and Name-Using Practices - Stefano Predelli: Millian Dubbings: A Double-Context Approach to Name-Types - Eros Corazza/Dylan Hurry/Ryan Rafferty: On Naming: Frege Deconstructed vs. Perry Reconstructed - Andre Bazzoni: Names and Individuals - Marian Zouhar: Against Descriptivism: On an Essential Difference between Proper Names and Definite Descriptions - Michael McKinsey: Truths Containing Empty Names - Siu-Fan Lee: Can There Be a Davidsonian Theory of Empty Names?

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  • ISBN13: 9783631662656
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9783631662656
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 3631662653
  • edition: New edition

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