What refers? How?

In Ken Turner (ed.), Making semantics pragmatic. Brill. pp. 49–80 (2011)

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Alex Barber
Open University (UK)
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“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” This National Rifle Association slogan has a popular analogue in the philosophy of language: words don’t refer to things, people refer to things. This paper looks at how the question of what refers intersects with the phenomenon of opacity. The discussion is used to motivate an important revision to standard intention-based accounts of speaker reference, one that takes due account of the fact that distinct words can have the same referent
Keywords Reference  Referring  Semantic opacity
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