Reference and Essence

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Prometheus Books, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 433 pages
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In this new edition of an important work in the philosophy of language, Nathan U Salmon, one of the leading proponents of what has come to be called the new or causal theory of reference, presents his latest thinking on this promising area of study.

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This is a must read if you are interested in what they are now calling 'Language Philosophy' or 'Analytical Philosophy'. Kripke presents a strategy that is different from his colleagues' work. Whether of not you agree with him he is required to be dealt with in his discipline


ONE The Theory of Singular Direct Reference
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Nathan Salmon is professor of philosophy at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also the author of Frege's Puzzle, numerous articles in analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of language, and the coeditor of Propositions and Attitudes.

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