Canonical naming systems

Minds and Machines 15 (2):229-257 (2005)
Abstract
This paper outlines a framework for the abstract investigation of the concept of canonicity of names and of naming systems. Degrees of canonicity of names and of naming systems are distinguished. The structure of the degrees is investigated, and a notion of relative canonicity is defined. The notions of canonicity are formally expressed within a Carnapian system of second-order modal logic.
Keywords canonical names  Carnap  modal logic
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