Philosophical Studies 107 (1):69 - 86 (2002)

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Ken Akiba
Virginia Commonwealth University
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Deflationists cannot make sense ofthe notion of referential indeterminacybecause they deny the existence of substantivereference. One way for them to make sense ofthe objective existence of linguisticindeterminacy is by embracing theworldly view ofindeterminacy, the view that indeterminacyexists not in reference relations but in the world itself. On this view,the entire world is divided into precisified worlds, just as it is dividedinto temporal slices and alethicpossible worlds. Supervaluationism proves tobe neutral with respect to the debate betweenthe worldly view and the referential view ofindeterminacy.
Keywords Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Philosophy of Mind   Philosophy of Religion
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