Intuitions About the Reference of Proper Names: a Meta-Analysis

Review of Philosophy and Psychology 12 (4):745-774 (2021)
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Abstract

The finding that intuitions about the reference of proper names vary cross-culturally was one of the early milestones in experimental philosophy. Many follow-up studies investigated the scope and magnitude of such cross-cultural effects, but our paper provides the first systematic meta-analysis of studies replicating. In the light of our results, we assess the existence and significance of cross-cultural effects for intuitions about the reference of proper names.

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Matteo Colombo
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Felipe Romero
University of Groningen

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