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Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names

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Edited By Piotr Stalmaszczyk and Luis Fernández Moreno

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.
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Manuel García-Carpintero - Predicativism and the Mill-Frege Theory of Proper Names

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Manuel García-Carpintero

University of Barcelona

Predicativism and the Mill-Frege Theory of Proper Names*

1. Metalinguistic descriptivism and its varieties

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