Philosophy Compass 9 (9):615-630 (2014)

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Emar Maier
University of Groningen
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Pure quotation, as in ‘cat’ has three letters, is a linguistic device designed for referring to linguistic expressions. I present a uniform recon struction of the four classic philosophical accounts of the phenomenon: the proper name theory, the description theory, the demonstrative theory, and the disquotational theory. I evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal with respect to fundamental semantic properties like compositionality, productivity, and recursivity.
Keywords quotation  use vs mention  compositionality
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DOI 10.1111/phc3.12149
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