David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Dialectica 59 (2):223–236 (2005)
One version of the Julius Caesar problem arises when we demand assurance that expressions drawn from different theories or stretches of discourse refer to different things. The counter‐Caesar problem arises when assurance is demanded that expressions drawn from different theories . refer to the same thing. The Julio César problem generalises from the counter‐Caesar problem. It arises when we seek reassurance that expressions drawn from different languages refer to the same kind of things . If the Julio César problem is not resolved then the Fregean account of numbers as objects is cast into doubt, the notion of number left relative to a language. Wright introduced this problem by asking whether there can be such a thing as ‘International Platonism’. After rejecting Hale's attempt to resolve it I argue that the threat posed by the Julio César problem diminishes – even though it cannot be made to logically disappear – once it is recognised that the radical interpretation of an unfamiliar language is inevitably holistic, the evidence available invariably defeasible and consequently Cartesian certainty about the significance of the utterances of a foreign tongue neither to be sought after nor attained
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Gareth Evans (1982). Varieties of Reference. Oxford University Press.
Bob Hale (1988). Abstract Objects. B. Blackwell.
Jerrold J. Katz (2000). Realistic Rationalism. A Bradford Book.
Fraser MacBride (2003). Speaking with Shadows: A Study of Neo-Logicism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (1):103-163.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Julio César Díaz (2010). Renderings. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:27-31.
Julio César Díaz (2010). Kóρος. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:11-19.
Julio César Díaz (2010). Λήθη. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:63-63.
Julio César Díaz (2010). The Temporality of Being. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:69-75.
Julio César Díaz (2010). Aristotle. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:65-68.
Julio César Díaz (2010). The Question of Being. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:1-9.
Julio César Díaz (2010). Acknowledgments. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series.
Julio César Díaz (2006). Exiling the Poets. International Studies in Philosophy 38 (4):178-179.
Julio César Díaz (2006). Tuchē and Technē. International Studies in Philosophy 38 (1):31-43.
Júlio César Burdzinski (2007). Os problemas do fundacionismo. Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 48 (115):107-125.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads49 ( #83,801 of 1,792,277 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #464,764 of 1,792,277 )
How can I increase my downloads?