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Philosophical and Linguistic Analyses of Reference


Edited By Piotr Stalmaszczyk

Papers in this collection provide philosophical and linguistic analyses of reference. The topics discussed include different types of reference, problems of identity, indexicality, reference fixing and descriptions. Other issues covered in individual chapters concern events and the event-argument hypothesis, predicate reference, definite descriptions, contextualism, types of quantifications, faultless disagreement, vagueness, reference in minimalism, and the reference system for coding spatial information in Hausa. The contributions discuss the approaches proposed by Gottlob Frege, Donald Davidson, and Saul Kripke, and contribute to the debate on reference in contemporary philosophy of language and linguistics.
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Eduardo Garcia-Ramirez - Externalism, Surrogate Reference, and Empty Kind Terms


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Eduardo Garcia-Ramirez

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Externalism, Surrogate Reference, and Empty Kind Terms1

1. Introduction

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