Proper Names: A Millian Account by Stefano PredelliProper Names: A Millian Account by Stefano Predelli

Proper Names: A Millian Account

byStefano Predelli

Hardcover | April 22, 2017

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Proper Names explores the aims and scope of the Millian approach to the semantics of proper names. Stefano Predelli covers the core semantic aspects of Millianism, and develops them against the background of an independently motivated pre-semantic picture, grounded on the distinction betweenmeaning and use. Accordingly, the volume defends Millianism from certain popular misconceptions and criticisms, it highlights its explanatory potential, and it tackles a variety of traditional philosophical problems from its viewpoint. In particular, Predelli discusses the relationships betweenco-referential names, the issue of non truth-conditional meaning for proper names, the role of onomastics in a theory of the use of names, the phenomenon of empty names, cases of so-called fictional names and names from myth and false scientific theories, and apparently predicative uses of propernames.
Stefano Predelli completed his doctoral studies at UCLA in 1991, with a dissertation on indexicals supervised by David Kaplan. He then moved to Norway, where he taught for a few years at the University of Oslo. He is currently a professor at the University of Nottingham. His previous publications include Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and t...
Title:Proper Names: A Millian AccountFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:April 22, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Preliminaries2. Articulations and Uses3. Lunching Names4. Using Names5. Loose Ends6. Names and Nouns7. A Tale of Two Horses8. Fictional Names