Analysis 78 (1):160-171 (2018)

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Lukas Skiba
Universität Hamburg
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‘On Reference’ is a collection of 18 original articles. While united in their concern with reference, they deal with a large variety of topics, ranging from questions concerning the nature of reference, through the interaction of reference and cognition, to more specific questions about the semantics of particular referring expressions. The contributions are of high quality: thought provoking, insightful and engagingly written. Many have the potential to substantially advance the debate in their field. In this critical notice I will do two things. I will focus on a cluster of four essays (Chs. 10-13) that are concerned with a single topic: the view that proper names are predicates. Apart from illustrating the above mentioned virtues, these essays arewell suited to be discussed in conjunction due to their tightly connected subjectmatter. Before I get to this though, I will give mini-summaries of the remaining 14 articles, where space constraints prevent me from discussing them in the detail they deserve.
Keywords Reference  Names as Predicates
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Names Are Predicates.Delia Graff Fara - 2015 - Philosophical Review 124 (1):59-117.
Descriptions as Predicates.Delia Graff Fara - 2015 - Philosophical Review 124 (1):59--117.

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