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How Reference Works

Explanatory Models for Indexicals, Descriptions, and Opacity

eBook - 1993
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If some aspects of human behavior are too murky to see into, others are too close and transparent to examine; one that has eluded both scientists and philosophers is how speakers of natural languages make words and expressions refer to specific objects in the world. Marshalling his expertise in philosophy, computers, and system science (State U. of New York), Roberts takes a shot at explaining it. He concentrates on indexicals (terms like "this," "I," and "now") and on definite and indefinite descriptions. He won't touch proper names yet. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1993
ISBN: 9780585067353
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages)


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