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Ontology, modality, and the fallacy of reference

Responsibility Michael Jubien
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy / general editor, Ernest Sosa
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press
Year 1993
Language English
Size x, 128 p. ; 23 cm
Abstract This is a book about the concept of a physical thing and about how the names of things relate to the things they name. It questions the prevalent view that names 'refer to' or 'denote' the things Instead it presents a new theory of proper names, according to which names express certain special properties that the things they name exhibit. This theory leads to some important conclusions about whether things have any of their properties as a matter of necessity. This will be an important book for philosophers in metaphysics and the philosophy of language, though it will also interest linguists concerned with the semantics of natural language.
Questions the prevalent view that names 'refer to' or 'denote' the things they name.
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: hc Central Library 2A 054211997001497 111/J 87/54970149 1993

Bibliographic details

Notes Bibliography: p. 125-126
Includes index
Authors *Jubien, Michael
Subjects LCSH:Reference (Philosophy)
LCSH:Essence (Philosophy)
LCSH:Necessity (Philosophy)
LCSH:Modality (Logic)
Classification LCC:B105.R25
ID 1001059984
ISBN 0521433991
NCID BA2113762X
Vol : hc ; ISBN:0521433991
: pbk ; ISBN:9780521108577
Created Date 2009.09.17
Modified Date 2009.09.17

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