David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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This is a book about the concept of a physical thing and about how the names of things relate to the things they name. It questions the prevalent view that names 'refer to' or 'denote' the things they name. Instead it presents a new theory of proper names, according to which names express certain special properties that the things they name exhibit. This theory leads to some important conclusions about whether things have any of their properties as a matter of necessity. This will be an important book for philosophers in metaphysics and the philosophy of language, though it will also interest linguists concerned with the semantics of natural language.
|Keywords||Reference (Philosophy Names Identity (Philosophical concept Essentialism (Philosophy Necessity (Philosophy Ontology Modality (Logic|
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|Call number||B105.R25.J83 1993|
|ISBN(s)||0521433991 0521108578 9780521433990|
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