Beyond Millianism

Philosophical Studies 140 (3):423 - 436 (2008)
In Beyond Rigidity, Soames attempts to defend Millianism by articulating a novel account of the semantics and pragmatics of sentences containing names. Soames uses this account both to respond to the objection that Millianism unintuitively allows the unrestricted substitution of coreferential names in propositional attitude contexts, and to generate a positive argument for Millianism. I argue that the positive argument fails, and that Soames’s account of the semantics and pragmatics of sentences containing names is inconsistent with Millianism.
Keywords Semantics  Pragmatics  Names  Assertion  Direct reference
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-007-9153-5
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