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Logicism and the philosophy of language : selections from Frege and Russell
"Everything one might want for a course on [Frege and Russell] is included, along with a seventy-five-page introduction that carefully lays out the contributions of each essay." -- Bernard Linsky,Expand
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On Causal Relevance: A Reply to Raymont
Paul Raymont's "Are Mental Properties Causally Relevant?" (2001) contains a careful, insightful analysis of a central thread in recent debates about mental causation. While I find convincing more orExpand
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Against structured referring expressions
Following Neale, I call the notion that there can be no such thing as a structured referring expression ‘structure skepticism’. The specific aim of this paper is to defuse some putativeExpand
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RIGID DESIGNATION, DIRECT REFERENCE, AND MODAL METAPHYSICS
:  In this paper I argue that questions about the semantics of rigid designation are commonly and illicitly run together with distinct issues, such as questions about the metaphysics of essence andExpand
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Reference and Structure in the Philosophy of Language: A Defense of the Russellian Orthodoxy
Part A: Framing the Project 1. Two distinctions within the category of designators 2. Further defining the central theses Part B: Rigid Designation, Proper Names, and Structure 3. Structure andExpand
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Singular Propositions and Singular Thoughts
  • A. Sullivan
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Notre Dame J. Formal Log.
  • 19 January 1998
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The core of the debate between Fregeans and Russellians in the philosophy of language concerns the content of object-dependent propositions, or how we ought to individuate and semantically represent thecontent of propositions that are about specific individuals. Expand
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Multiple propositions, contextual variability, and the semantics/pragmatics interface
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A ‘multiple-proposition (MP) phenomenon’ is a putative counterexample to the widespread implicit assumption that a simple indicative sentence (relative to a context of utterance) semantically expresses at most one proposition. Expand
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Rigid Designation and Semantic Structure
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‘Rigid designation’ is Kripke’s name for a concept that has been in the air at least since the development of quantified modal logics: a designator is rigid if and only if it designates the same individual in every possible world in which the individual exists. Expand
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“Paging Dr. Lauben! Dr. Gustav Lauben!”: Some Questions about Individualism and Competence
In several works, Frege argues that content is objective (i.e., thethoughts we entertain and communicate, and the senses of which theyare composed, are public, not private, property). There are,Expand
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Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole
Arnauld and Nicole begin with the premise that language is secondary to and dependent on thought: language is a purely conventional means for expressing thoughts. So, all theorizing about language isExpand
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