Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names by Stalmaszczyk, PiotrPhilosophical Approaches to Proper Names by Stalmaszczyk, Piotr

Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names

EditorStalmaszczyk, Piotr, Luis Fernández Moreno

Hardcover | February 3, 2016

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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.
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 Fernández Moreno studied philosophy at the Complu...
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Title:Philosophical Approaches to Proper NamesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.45 × 6.04 × 0.75 inPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631662653

ISBN - 13:9783631662656

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Contents: Luis Fernández Moreno/Piotr Stalmaszczyk: Introduction: Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names – Manuel García-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 – André Bazzoni: Names and Individuals – Marián 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?