Thought and Reference

Paperback | February 1, 1994

byKent Bach

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An original view of the problems of reference and singular terms, including a novel account of singular thought, a systematic application of recent work in the theory of speech acts, and a partial revival of Russell's analysis of singular terms.

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The book also provides energetic, constructive criticism of competing views, including those of Evans, Strawson, Donnellan, and Kripke.

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An original view of the problems of reference and singular terms, including a novel account of singular thought, a systematic application of recent work in the theory of speech acts, and a partial revival of Russell's analysis of singular terms.

Kent Bach is at San Francisco State University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:February 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198240775

ISBN - 13:9780198240778

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The book also provides energetic, constructive criticism of competing views, including those of Evans, Strawson, Donnellan, and Kripke.

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'What is refreshing about the book is the way in which Bach is willing to follow the argument wherever it leads, even when it involves radical dissent from other leading thinkers in the area and from current orthodoxies. It is a powerful and persuasive defence of a particular view of therelations between semantics and pragmatics, and an important contribution to the field.' Nicholas Everitt, Times Higher Education Supplement