Reference and Referring

Title

Reference and Referring

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Description

These fifteen original essays address the core semantic concepts of reference and referring from both philosophical and linguistic perspectives. After an introductory essay that casts current trends in reference and referring in terms of an ongoing dialogue between Fregean and Russellian approaches, the book addresses specific topics, balanc ing breadth of coverage with thematic unity.

The contributors, all leading or emerging scholars, address trenchant neo-Fregean challenges to the direct reference position; consider what positive claims can be made about the mechanism of reference; address the role of a theory of reference within broader theoretical context; and investigate other kinds of linguistic expressions used in referring activities that may themselves be referring expressions.

ISBN

9780262018302

Publication Date

12-2012

Publisher

MIT Press

City

Cambridge, MA

Keywords

Formal Semantics, Reference, Meaning, Language

Disciplines

Philosophy of Language

Comments

Topics in Contemporary Philosophy, volume 10

Department

Philosophy