Language, Thought and Reference

@inproceedings{Powell2010LanguageTA,
  title={Language, Thought and Reference},
  author={George Powell},
  year={2010}
}
How should we best analyse the meaning of proper names, indexicals, demonstratives, both simple and complex, and definite descriptions? In what relation do such expressions stand to the objects they designate? In what relation do they stand to mental representations of those objects? Do these expressions form a semantic class, or must we distinguish between those that arc referential and those that are quantificational? Such questions have constituted one of the core research areas in the… Expand
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