Introduction. On Names in South Asia: Iteration, (Im)propriety and Dissimulation

  title={Introduction. On Names in South Asia: Iteration, (Im)propriety and Dissimulation},
  author={Veena Das and Jacob Copeman},
  journal={South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal},
  • V. Das, J. Copeman
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal
Do names require a context in order to determine who a name refers to or are names the example par excellence for words that do not require a non-linguistic context to be specified? Since Russell’s (1911) classical paper on this theme, proper names have been treated as a test case for theories of reference in philosophical debates. Whereas those in favour of contextualism insist that names are a species of indexicals, the proponents of anti-contextualism squarely place the discussion of prope… Expand
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