Reference and Essence
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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