PREDELLI, S. Proper Names: A Millian Account (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, ix+165)

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  • Nicolás Lo Guercio Universidad de Buenos Aires

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Philosophy of language. Semantics. Proper names. Direct reference.

Resumo

In this review I discuss Stefano Predelli’s book Proper Names: A Millian Account. The book provides a defense of the traditional Millian view according to which proper names are non-indexical, rigid devices of direct reference. In addition, Predelli discusses (and discards) some usual interpretations as misconceptions and it contests many common objections. I provide an overview of its chapters and consider some of its strengths and weaknesses.

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Biografia do Autor

Nicolás Lo Guercio, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Universidad de Buenos Aires – CONICET Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas - SADAF Bulnes 642, CP. C1176ABL, C.A.B.A Argentina.

Referências

PREDELLI, S. Meaning Without Truth, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

FARA, D. G. “You can call me ‘stupid’,… just don’t call me stupid”. Analysis, 71(3), 2011: 492-501.

MATUSHANSKY, O. "On the linguistic complexity of proper names." Linguistics and philosophy 31(5), 2008: 573-627.

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2018-08-28

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LO GUERCIO, N. PREDELLI, S. Proper Names: A Millian Account (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, ix+165). Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 41, n. 2, p. 137–147, 2018. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8653295. Acesso em: 30 jan. 2023.

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Book Review