Rick Grush Guide to Evans ’ VR , Chapter One October 2015 1 Guide to Chapter One of Gareth Evans ’ The Varieties of Reference

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In this chapter Evans’ does several things. First, he introduces Frege’s semantic theory, according to which the meaningfulness of expressions in language is explained by assigning to these expressions two kinds of entities. First, a referent, the entity that the expression refers to. And second, a sense, which is glossed as a special proprietary way that… (More)

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