The Propositions We Assert

Acta Analytica 26 (2):165-173 (2011)

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Stavroula Glezakos
Wake Forest University
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According to Scott Soames, proper names have no descriptive meaning. Nonetheless, Soames maintains that proper names are typically used to make descriptive assertions. In this paper, I challenge Soames’ division between meaning and what is asserted, first by arguing that competent speakers always make descriptive assertions with name-containing sentences, and then by defending an account of proper name meaning that accommodates this fact
Keywords Proper names  Descriptions  Assertion  Propositions  Meaning
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-009-0072-2
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