Philosophical Forum 49 (3):335-362 (2018)

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Tristan Grøtvedt Haze
University of Melbourne
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The object of this paper is to sketch an approach to propositions, meaning and names. The key ingredients are a Twin-Earth-inspired distinction between internal and external meaning, and a middle-Wittgenstein-inspired conception of internal meaning as role in language system. I show how the approach offers a promising solution to the problem of the meaning of proper names. This is a plea for a neglected way of thinking about these topics.
Keywords propositions  meaning  proper names  metasemantics  semantic externalism  sense and reference  Millianism  descriptivism  Twin Earth  Wittgenstein
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DOI 10.1111/phil.12196
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