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  1. Mark Textor (2010). Proper Names and Practices: On Reference Without Referents. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 81 (1):105-118.score: 720.0
    This is review essay of Mark Sainsbury's Reference without Referents. Its main part is a critical discussion of Sainsbury's proposal for the individuation of proper name using practices.
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  2. Mark Sainsbury (2005). Reference Without Referents. Clarendon Press.score: 504.0
    Reference is a central topic in philosophy of language, and has been the main focus of discussion about how language relates to the world. R. M. Sainsbury sets out a new approach to the concept, which promises to bring to an end some long-standing debates in semantic theory. Lucid and accessible, and written with a minimum of technicality, Sainsbury's book also includes a useful historical survey. It will be of interest to those working in logic, mind, and metaphysics as (...)
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  3. R. M. Sainsbury (2005). Reference Without Referents. Clarendon Press.score: 504.0
    Reference is a central topic in philosophy of language, and has been the main focus of discussion about how language relates to the world. R. M. Sainsbury sets out a new approach to the concept, which promises to bring to an end some long-standing debates in semantic theory. Lucid and accessible, and written with a minimum of technicality, Sainsbury's book also includes a useful historical survey. It will be of interest to those working in logic, mind, and metaphysics as (...)
     
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  4. Emma Borg (2006). Reference Without Referents – R. M. Sainsbury. Ratio 19 (3):370–375.score: 450.0
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  5. Stephen Barker (2007). Review of Mark Sainsbury, Reference Without Referents. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (1).score: 450.0
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  6. Z. G. Szabo (2008). Review: R. M. Sainsbury: Reference Without Referents. [REVIEW] Mind 117 (468):1123-1127.score: 450.0
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  7. Zoltán Gendler Szabó (2008). Review: RM Sainsbury: Reference Without Referents. [REVIEW] Mind 117 (468):1123-1127.score: 450.0
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  8. Peter Hanks (2006). Reference Without Referents, by R. M. Sainsbury. Disputatio.score: 450.0
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  9. Peter Hanks (2006). Review of 'Reference Without Referents'. [REVIEW] Disputatio 1 (20):368 - 374.score: 450.0
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  10. Christopher Gauker (1990). Semantics Without Reference. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 31 (3):437-461.score: 302.0
    A theory of reference may be either an analysis of reference or merely an account of the correct use of the verb "refer". If we define the validity of arguments in the standard way, in terms of assignments of individuals and sets to the nonlogical vocabulary of the language, then we will be committed to seeking an analysis of reference. Those who prefer a metalinguistic account, therefore, will desire an alternative to standard semantics. One alternative is the (...)
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  11. Laura Schroeter (2013). Normative Realism: Co-Reference Without Convergence? Philosophers' Imprint 13 (13).score: 286.0
    This paper examines whether realists can explain co-reference without appealing to subjects’ ideal convergence in judgment. This question is particularly pressing in the normative domain, since deep disagreement about the applicability of normative predicates suggests that different speakers may not pick out the same property when they use normative terms. Normative realists, we believe, have not been sufficiently aware of the difficulties involved in providing a theory of reference-determination. Our aim in this paper is to clarify the (...)
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  12. Stephen Barker (forthcoming). Expressivism About Reference and Quantification Over the Non-Existent Without Meinongian Metaphysics. Erkenntnis 79.score: 278.0
    Can we believe that there are non-existent entities without commitment to the Meinongian metaphysics? This paper argues we can. What leads us from quantification over non-existent beings to Meinongianism is a general metaphysical assumption about reality at large, and not merely quantification over the non-existent. Broadly speaking, the assumption is that every being we talk about must have a real definition. It’s this assumption that drives us to enquire into the nature of beings like Pegasus, and what our relationship (...)
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  13. S. C. Garrod (2011). Referential Processing in Monologue and Dialogue with and Without Access to Real World Referents. In Edward Gibson & Neal J. Pearlmutter (eds.), The Processing and Acquisition of Reference. The Mit Press. 273--294.score: 273.0
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  14. Jaegwon Kim (1977). Perception and Reference Without Causality. Journal of Philosophy 74 (October):606-620.score: 270.3
  15. Mark Norris Lance (1984). Reference Without Causation. Philosophical Studies 45 (3):335 - 351.score: 238.3
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  16. Peter Caws (1991). Texts Without Referents. International Studies in Philosophy 23 (3):132-132.score: 238.3
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  17. Jeff Mason (1990). Reviews : Joseph Margolis, Texts Without Referents: Reconciling Science and Narrative, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989, £32.50, Xxiii + 386 Pp. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 3 (2):299-301.score: 238.3
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  18. Joseph Margolis (1989). Texts Without Referents: Reconciling Science and Narrative. Basil Blackwell.score: 238.3
     
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  19. Keith Simmons (2005). A Berry and a Russell Without Self-Reference. Philosophical Studies 126 (2):253 - 261.score: 231.0
    In this paper I present two new paradoxes, a definability paradox (related to the paradoxes of Berry, Richard and König), and a paradox about extensions (related to Russell’s paradox). However, unlike the familiar definability paradoxes and Russell’s paradox, these new paradoxes involve no self-reference or circularity.
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  20. Alberto Voltolini (1995). Is Meaning Without Actually Existing Reference Naturalizable? Grazer Philosophische Studien 50:397-414.score: 231.0
    According to Jerry Fodor, meaningful expressions denoting no actual entity, like „unicom", do not constitute an exception to his project of semantic naturalization based on the notion of asymmetrical dependence between causal relations. But Fodor does not give any principled reason in order to show that, say, a non-unicom caused "unicom"-token means UNICORN, as he on the contrary does regarding a non-X caused "X"-token for any existing X. Nevertheless, his claim that one such expression has a mere denotational meaning can (...)
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  21. George Yule (1982). Interpreting Anaphora Without Identifying Reference. Journal of Semantics 1 (3-4):315-322.score: 231.0
    It is proposed that, by adopting an antecedent-determined account of the interpretation of anaphoric pronominais, we may misrepresent what is actually required in the interpretive process. If we adopt an antecedent plus predicate(s)-determined account, we may arrive at massively over-specified representations which would seem to create a substantial processing load. Since it can be observed that one of the characteristics of conversational speech is the occurrence of ante-cedentless pronominais, it is suggested that the analytically required referential identity for anaphora resolution (...)
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  22. G. K. Vemulapalli (2010). Thermodynamics and Chemistry: How Does a Theory Formulated Without Reference to Matter Explain the Properties of Matter? Philosophy of Science 77 (5):911-920.score: 225.0
  23. Tomás Matolcsi & A. Goher (2001). Spacetime Without Reference Frames: An Application to the Velocity Addition Paradox. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 32 (1):83-99.score: 225.0
    Much conceptualisation in contemporary physics is bogged down by unnecessary assumptions concerning a specific choice of coordinates which often leads to misunderstandings and paradoxes. Considering an absolute (coordinate-free) formulation of special relativistic spacetime, we show clearly that the velocity addition paradox emerged because the use of coordinates obscures that the space of relativistic observers is 'more relative' than the space of non-relativistic observers.
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  24. T. Matolcsi (1998). Spacetime Without Reference Frames: An Application to Synchronizations on a Rotating Disk. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 28 (11):1685-1701.score: 225.0
    Nonstandard synchronizations of inertial observers in special relativity and synchronizations with respect to a uniformly rotating observer are investigated in a setting which avoids coordinates and transformation rules and so removes some misunderstandings.
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  25. Bartosz Wieckowski, Modality Without Reference. An Alternative Semantics for Substitutional Quantified Modal Logic and its Philosophical Significance.score: 225.0
    This dissertation develops a substitutional semantics for first-order (modal) logic which, unlike truth-value semantics, allows a fine-grained analysis of the semantical behaviour of the terms and predicates from which atomic formulae are composed. Moreover, it proposes a nondenotational philosophical foundation for the semantics of substitutional quantified (modal) logic.
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  26. Felix Mühlhölzer (1995). Science Without Reference? Erkenntnis 42 (2):203 - 222.score: 225.0
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  27. Rolf A. Eberle (1978). Semantic Analysis Without Reference to Abstract Entities. The Monist 61 (3):363-383.score: 225.0
  28. D. Davidson (1977). Reality Without Reference. Dialectica 31 (1):247--53.score: 225.0
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  29. Martha Hurst (1934). Can the Law of Contradiction Be Stated Without Reference to Time? Journal of Philosophy 31 (19):518-525.score: 225.0
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  30. Pierre Cruse & David Papineau (2002). Scientific Realism Without Reference. In Michele Marsonet (ed.), The Problem of Realism. Ashgate. 174--189.score: 225.0
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  31. [deleted]T. Florian Jaeger (2013). Production Preferences Cannot Be Understood Without Reference to Communication. Frontiers in Psychology 4.score: 225.0
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  32. Dave Rynard & Derek Besner (1987). Basic Processes in Reading: On the Development of Cross-Case Letter Matching Without Reference to Phonology. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (5):361-363.score: 225.0
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  33. Hugo Eduardo Herrera (2011). Passivity Without Reference. Salomon Maimon's Contribution to the Development of Idealism. Pensamiento 67 (252):279-293.score: 225.0
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  34. Felix M.�Hlh�Lzer (1995). Science Without Reference? Erkenntnis 42 (2):203-222.score: 225.0
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  35. Stephen Yablo (1993). Paradox Without Self--Reference. Analysis 53 (4):251-252.score: 215.0
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  36. Robert C. Koons (1990). Doxastic Paradoxes Without Self-Reference. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (2):168 – 177.score: 215.0
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  37. Neil Tennant (1995). On Paradox Without Self-Reference. Analysis 55 (3):199 - 207.score: 215.0
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  38. Jennifer E. Arnold, Loisa Bennetto & Joshua J. Diehl (2009). Reference Production in Young Speakers with and Without Autism: Effects of Discourse Status and Processing Constraints. Cognition 110 (2):131-146.score: 215.0
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  39. Chien-Hsing Ho (2012). One Name, Infinite Meanings: Jizang's Thought on Meaning and Reference. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (3):436-452.score: 207.0
    Jizang sets forth a hermeneutical theory of “one name, infinite meanings” that proposes four types of interpretation of word meaning to the effect that a nominal word X means X, non-X, the negation of X, and all things whatsoever. In this article, I offer an analysis of the theory, with a view to elucidating Jizang's thought on meaning and reference and considering its contemporary significance. The theory, I argue, may best be viewed as an expedient means for telling us (...)
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  40. Tomis Kapitan, On Depicting Indexical Reference.score: 171.0
    According to Hector-Neri Castañeda, indexical reference is our most basic means of identifying the objects and events we experience and think about. Its tokens reveal our own part in the process by denoting what are "referred to as items present in experience" (Castañeda 1981, 285-6). If you hear me say, "Take that box over there and set it next to this box here," you learn something about my orientation towards the referents in a way that is not conveyed (...)
     
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  41. Massimiliano Carrara & Enrico Martino (forthcoming). Grounding Megethology on Plural Reference. Studia Logica:1-15.score: 159.7
    In Mathematics is megethology (Lewis, Philos Math 1:3–23, 1993) Lewis reconstructs set theory combining mereology with plural quantification. He introduces megethology, a powerful framework in which one can formulate strong assumptions about the size of the universe of individuals. Within this framework, Lewis develops a structuralist class theory, in which the role of classes is played by individuals. Thus, if mereology and plural quantification are ontologically innocent, as Lewis maintains, he achieves an ontological reduction of classes to individuals. Lewis’work is (...)
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  42. Gerhard Schurz (2011). Structural Correspondence, Indirect Reference, and Partial Truth: Phlogiston Theory and Newtonian Mechanics. Synthese 180 (2):103-120.score: 155.0
    This paper elaborates on the following correspondence theorem (which has been defended and formally proved elsewhere): if theory T has been empirically successful in a domain of applications A, but was superseded later on by a different theory T* which was likewise successful in A, then under natural conditions T contains theoretical expressions which were responsible for T’s success and correspond (in A) to certain theoretical expressions of T*. I illustrate this theorem at hand of the phlogiston versus oxygen theories (...)
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  43. P. Schlenker (2007). The Elimination of Self-Reference: Generalized Yablo-Series and the Theory of Truth. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (3):251 - 307.score: 155.0
    Although it was traditionally thought that self-reference is a crucial ingredient of semantic paradoxes, Yablo (1993, 2004) showed that this was not so by displaying an infinite series of sentences none of which is self-referential but which, taken together, are paradoxical. Yablo's paradox consists of a countable series of linearly ordered sentences s(0), s(1), s(2),... , where each s(i) says: For each k > i, s(k) is false (or equivalently: For no k > i is s(k) true). We generalize (...)
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  44. Jeanette K. Gundel, Nancy Hedberg & Ron Zacharski (2012). Underspecification of Cognitive Status in Reference Production: Some Empirical Predictions. Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (2):249-268.score: 155.0
    Within the Givenness Hierarchy framework of Gundel, Hedberg, and Zacharski (1993), lexical items included in referring forms are assumed to conventionally encode two kinds of information: conceptual information about the speaker’s intended referent and procedural information about the assumed cognitive status of that referent in the mind of the addressee, the latter encoded by various determiners and pronouns. This article focuses on effects of underspecification of cognitive status, establishing that, although salience and accessibility play an important role in reference (...)
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  45. Andriy Vasylchenko (2009). The Problem of Reference to Nonexistents in Cocchiarella's Conceptual Realism. Axiomathes 19 (2):155-166.score: 155.0
    This article is a critical review of Cocchiarella’s theory of reference. In conceptual realism, there are two central distinctions regarding reference: first, between active and deactivated use of referential expressions, and, second, between using referential expressions with and without existential presupposition. Cocchiarella’s normative restrictions on the existential presuppositions of reference lead to postulating two fundamentally different kinds of objects in conceptual realism: realia or concrete objects, on the one hand, and abstract intensional objects or nonexistents, on (...)
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  46. Lucas Rosenblatt (2012). On the Possibility of a General Purge of Self-Reference. Análisis Filosófico 32 (1):53-59.score: 155.0
    My aim in this paper is to gather some evident in favor of the view that a general purge of self-reference is possible. I do this by considering a modal-epistemic version of the Liar Paradox introduced by Roy Cook. Using yabloesque techniques, I show that it is possible to transform this circular paradoxical construction (and other constructions as well) into an infinitary construction lacking any sort of circularity. Moreover, contrary to Cook’s approach, I think that this can be done (...)
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  47. Eleonora Orlando (2008). Fictional Names Without Fictional Objects (Ficción Sin Metafísica). Critica 40 (120):111 - 127.score: 135.0
    In this paper, I criticize Mark Sainsbury's proposal concerning the semantic analysis of fictional discourse, as it has been put forward in chapter 6 of his Reference without Referents. His main thesis is that fictional names do not refer, and hence statements containing them are genuinely false and must be interpreted in terms of true paraphrases, arrived at on a case-by-case basis. In my opinion, the proposal has a problem derived from the fact that the relation between (...)
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  48. Martijn Goudbeek & Emiel Krahmer (2012). Alignment in Interactive Reference Production: Content Planning, Modifier Ordering, and Referential Overspecification. Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (2):269-289.score: 135.0
    Psycholinguistic studies often look at the production of referring expressions in interactive settings, but so far few referring expression generation algorithms have been developed that are sensitive to earlier references in an interaction. Rather, such algorithms tend to rely on domain-dependent preferences for both content selection and linguistic realization. We present three experiments showing that humans may opt for dispreferred attributes and dispreferred modifier orderings when these were primed in a preceding interaction (without speakers being consciously aware of this). (...)
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  49. Howard Wettstein, Referents and Fixing Reference.score: 132.0
    Wittgenstein speaks of the fog that surrounds the workings of language. Our ways of thinking about reference contribute generously to the fog. While a full discussion would constitute a book-length project, my aims here are quite limited. I want to have a look at the idea that reference is a relation between a piece of language and a piece of reality. The idea might seem unexceptional and unexceptionable; names, for example, name things, and “relation” seems just right. But (...)
     
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