Names, and what they are names of

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):69-70 (1998)
Terms designating substances and kinds function grammatically much like proper names of individuals. This supports Ruth Millikan's theory, but it also poses the question of how we can understand the reference of kind terms when the ontological status of the kind term is uncertain or disputed.
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