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Author Predelli, Stefano, 1961-
Title Proper names : a Millian account / Stefano Predelli.
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition First edition.

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Author Predelli, Stefano, 1961-
Subject Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873.
Names -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (165 pages)
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Proper Names explores the aims and scope of the Millian approach to the semantics of proper names. Stefano Predelli covers the core semantic aspects of Millianism, and develops them against the background of an independently motivated pre-semantic picture, grounded on the distinction between meaning and use. Accordingly, the volume defends Millianism from certain popular misconceptions and criticisms, it highlights its explanatory potential, and it tackles a variety of traditional philosophical problems from its viewpoint. In particular, Predelli discusses the relationships between co-referential names, the issue of non truth-conditional meaning for proper names, the role of onomastics in a theory of the use of names, the phenomenon of empty names, cases of so-called fictional names and names from myth and false scientific theories, and apparently predicative uses of proper names.
Contents Cover; Proper Names: A Millian Account; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 0.1 Preliminaries: Who Should Go on Reading?; 0.2 The Structure of the Book; 1: Preliminaries; 1.1 Semantic Values; 1.2 Points and d; 1.3 Contexts and i; 1.4 n; 1.5 Content; 1.6 Character, Direct Reference, and Millianism; 1.7 Truth in a Context; 1.8 Where Am I Now?; 2: Articulations and Uses; 2.1 Articulations; 2.2 Uses and their Representation; 2.3 The Pre-Semantics of Ambiguity; 2.4 The Effects of Use; 2.5 Words; 2.6 Where Am I Now?; 3: Launching Names; 3.1 Names in the Language.
3.2 Launching Enterprises: The Launcher3.3 Automatic and Smooth Launchings; 3.4 The Launching Device; 3.5 The Launching Target: Ostension and Description; 3.6 Where Am I Now?; 4: Using Names; 4.1 Replicating Episodes; 4.2 Homonymy; 4.3 The Effects of Use: Proper Names; 4.4 Settlemento: Authorized Naming; 4.5 The Encyclopaedic Penumbra; 4.6 Where Am I Now?; 5: Loose Ends; 5.1 Biased Names; 5.2 Block Launchings; 5.3 Placeholder Names; 5.4 Where Am I Now?; 6: Names and Nouns; 6.1 The Determiner-Hypothesis; 6.2 Names and Predicates; 6.3 PH and Pre-Semantics; 6.4 PH and Millianism.
6.5 Where Am I Now?7: A Tale of Two Horses; 7.1 Kripkes Horses; 7.2 Back to PH; 7.3 Deer and Horses; 7.4 Where Am I Now?; 8: The No-Name Hypothesis; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Homodiegetic Narratives; 8.3 Heterodiegetic Narrative: The Narrative Periphery; 8.4 Retelling; 8.5 The Paratactic Analysis; 8.6 Issues from the Periphery: Allegedly Real Names; 8.7 More ̀Homonymies; 8.8 Where Am I Now?; References; Index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 17, 2017).
ISBN 9780191083983 (electronic bk.)
0191083984 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 975486959
Additional Format Print version : 9780198778158

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