Title of Document : IT ’ S JUST SEMANTICS : WHAT FICTION REVEALS ABOUT PROPER NAMES

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Title of Document: IT’S JUST SEMANTICS: WHAT FICTION REVEALS ABOUT PROPER NAMES Heidi Tiedke, Doctor of Philosophy, 2008 Directed By: Professor, Paul Pietroski, Philosophy Department Sentences like the following entail puzzles for standard systematic theories about language: (1) Bertrand Russell smoked a pipe. (2) Sherlock Holmes smoked a pipe. Prima facie… (More)

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