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Reference and essence / Nathan U. Salmon.


Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0691101280, 9780691072647, 0691072647, 9780691101286

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Subjects Essence (Philosophie)
Essentialism (Philosophy)
Object (Philosophy)
Objet (Philosophie)
Putnam, Hilary.
Reference (Philosophy)
Référence (Philosophie)
Semiotik.
Sprachphilosophie.
Description xvi, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California at Los Angeles, 1979.
Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278).
Contents The Theory of Direct Reference -- The Theory of Singular Direct Reference -- A Formulation of the Theory -- The Orthodox Notion of Sense -- Descriptional Singular Terms -- Relationally Descriptional Singular Terms -- Orthodox Theories and the Theory of Direct Reference -- The Arguments -- The Modal Arguments -- The Epistemological Arguments -- The Semantical Arguments -- Contextual Factors in Reference -- Rigid Designators -- Two Kinds of Rigid Designators: Persistence and Obstinacy -- Proper Names, Nondescriptionality, and Obstinacy -- A Criterion for Obstinacy -- The Theory Extended to General Terms -- A Reformulation of the Theory -- Descriptional General Terms -- Common Nouns as Proper Names -- A Point of Disanalogy -- Designation -- Relationally Descriptional Designators -- Orthodox Theories and the Theory of Direct Reference -- The Traditional Theory of Cognition and Understanding -- The Arguments Reconsidered -- The General Form of the Arguments -- An Obvious Objection -- A Reply: Putnam's Twin Earth Argument -- Rigid Designators Reconsidered -- General Term Designation and Rigid Designation -- A Criterion for General Term Designation -- Reference and the Necessary A Posteriori -- Some Consequences of the Theory -- Traditional Assimilations -- Necessary A Posteriori Identities -- The General Phenomenon -- Other Alleged Necessary A Posteriori Truths -- The Examples -- Trivial Essentialism -- Nontrivial Essentialism Concerning Natural Kinds -- Nontrivial Essentialism Concerning Individuals -- A Crucial Question.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7572886
(OCoLC)ocm07572886
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WorldCat Identities Salmon, Nathan U., 1951-
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