On being called by one's name

Logica Trianguli 5:43-61 (2001)

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G. Anthony Bruno
University Of Bonn
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Is a name N an abbreviation of the uniquely identifying description: “the individual called N”? A recent negative answer to that question, saying that the description is associated with the name and that the name is not reducible to that description, is first considered. Then it is shown that the introduction of the indexical operator “actually” allows one to assimilate the name and the description
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