Experimental philosophy and the theory of reference

Mind and Language 24 (4):445-466 (2009)

Abstract

It is argued on a variety of grounds that recent results in 'experimental philosophy of language', which appear to show that there are significant cross-cultural differences in intuitions about the reference of proper names, do not pose a threat to a more traditional mode of philosophizing about reference. Some of these same grounds justify a complaint about experimental philosophy as a whole.

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Max Emil Deutsch
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