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  1. Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake?: And Other Essays.Howard WETTSTEIN - 1991 - Stanford University Press.
    The nature of reference, or the relation of a word to the object to which it refers, has been perhaps the dominant concern of twentieth-century analytic philosophy. Extremely influential arguments by Gottlob Frege around the turn of the century convinced the large majority of philosophers that the meaning of a word must be distinguished from its referent, the former only providing some kind of direction for reaching the latter. In the last twenty years, this Fregean orthodoxy has been vigorously challenged (...)
  • Cognitive Significance Without Cognitive Content.Howard Wettstein - 1988 - Mind 97 (385):1-28.
  • California Semantics Meets the Great Fact.Steven J. Wagner - 1986 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 27 (3):430-455.
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  • Lost Innocence.Scott Soames - 1985 - Linguistics and Philosophy 8 (1):59--71.
  • Direct Reference, Propositional Attitudes, and Semantic Content.Scott Soames - 1987 - In Philosophical Essays, Volume 2: The Philosophical Significance of Language. Princeton University Press. pp. 33-71.
  • Direct Reference, Propositional Attitudes, and Semantic Content.Scott Soames - 1987 - Philosophical Topics 15 (1):47-87.
  • The 'Fido'-Fido Theory of Belief.Stephen Schiffer - 1987 - Philosophical Perspectives 1:455-480.
  • The Basis of Reference.Stephen Schiffer - 1978 - Erkenntnis 13 (1):171--206.
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  • Remnants of Meaning.Stephen R. Schiffer - 1987 - MIT Press.
    In this foundational work on the theory of linguistic and mental representation, Stephen Schiffer surveys all the leading theories of meaning and content in the philosophy of language and finds them lacking. He concludes that there can be no correct, positive philosophical theory or linguistic or mental representation and, accordingly advocates the deflationary "no-theory theory of meaning and content." Along the way he takes up functionalism, the nature of propositions and their suitability as contents, the language of thought and other (...)
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  • Frege’s Puzzle.Nathan U. Salmon - 1986 - Ridgeview.
    The nature of the information content of declarative sentences is a central topic in the philosophy of language. The natural view that a sentence like "John loves Mary" contains information in which two individuals occur as constituents is termed the naive theory, and is one that has been abandoned by most contemporary scholars. This theory was refuted originally by philosopher Gottlob Frege. His argument that the naive theory did not work is termed Frege's puzzle, and his rival account of information (...)
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  • The Problem of the Essential Indexical.John Perry - 1979 - Noûs 13 (1):3-21.
    Perry argues that certain sorts of indexicals are 'essential', in the sense that they cannot be eliminated in favor of descriptions. This paper also introduces the influential idea that certain sorts of indexicals play a special role in thought, and have a special connection to action.
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  • Frege on Demonstratives.John Perry - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (4):474-497.
    Demonstratives seem to have posed a severe difficulty for Frege’s philosophy of language, to which his doctrine of incommunicable senses was a reaction. In “The Thought,” Frege briefly discusses sentences containing such demonstratives as “today,” “here,” and “yesterday,” and then turns to certain questions that he says are raised by the occurrence of “I” in sentences (T, 24-26). He is led to say that, when one thinks about oneself, one grasps thoughts that others cannot grasp, that cannot be communicated. However, (...)
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  • Cognitive Significance and New Theories of Reference.John Perry - 1988 - Noûs 22 (1):1-18.
  • Fregean Thoughts.Harold Noonan - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 34 (136):205-224.
  • Against Direct Reference.Michael Devitt - 1989 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):206-240.
  • On the Sense and Reference of a Proper Name.John McDowell - 1977 - Mind 86 (342):159-185.
  • The Game of the Name, Introducing Logic, Language and Mind.David Bell - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (160):388-392.
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  • Rationality and Believing the Impossible.Ruth Barcan Marcus - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy 80 (6):321-338.
  • Belief and the Identity of Reference.Keith S. Donnellan - 1989 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):275-288.
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  • Indexicals and Intensionality: A Fregean Perspective.Graeme Forbes - 1987 - Philosophical Review 96 (1):3-31.
  • The Varieties of Reference.Gareth Evans - 1982 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Covering the work of Frege, Russell, and more recent work on singular reference, this important book examines the concepts of perceptually-based demonstrative identification, thought about oneself, and recognition-based demonstrative identification.
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  • The Causal Theory of Names.Gareth Evans - 1973 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 47 (1):187–208.
  • Collected Papers.Gareth Evans - 1985 - Oxford University Press.
  • Collected Papers.Thomas Baldwin - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (147):209-215.
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  • Belief and Synonymy.Tyler Burge - 1978 - Journal of Philosophy 75 (3):119-138.
  • Neo-Fregean Thoughts.Steven E. Boer - 1989 - Philosophical Perspectives 3:187-224.
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  • Naming and Necessity.S. A. Kripke - 1972 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 45 (4):665-666.
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  • Translations From the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege. Edited by Peter Geach and Max Black.Gottlob Frege - 1952 - Oxford, England: Blackwell.
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  • The Reference Book.John Hawthorne & David Manley - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This book critically examines some widespread views about the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought. It begins with a defense of the view that neither is tied to a special relation of causal or epistemic acquaintance. It then challenges the alleged semantic rift between definite and indefinite descriptions on the one hand, and names and demonstratives on the other—a division that has been motivated in part by appeals to considerations of acquaintance. Drawing on recent work (...)
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  • Demonstratives: An Essay on the Semantics, Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology of Demonstratives and Other Indexicals.David Kaplan - 1989 - In Joseph Almog, John Perry & Howard Wettstein (eds.), Themes From Kaplan. Oxford University Press. pp. 481-563.
  • Propositions and Attitudes.Nathan U. Salmon & Scott Soames (eds.) - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    The concept of a proposition is important in several areas of philosophy and central to the philosophy of language. This collection of readings investigates many different philosophical issues concerning the nature of propositions and the ways they have been regarded through the years. Reflecting both the history of the topic and the range of contemporary views, the book includes articles from Bertrand Russell, Gottlob Frege, the Russell-Frege Correspondence, Alonzo Church, David Kaplan, John Perry, Saul Kripke, Hilary Putnam, Mark Richard, Scott (...)
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  • Languages of Possibility: An Essay in Philosophical Logic.Graeme Forbes - 1988 - Oxford, England: Blackwell.
  • Understanding Demonstratives.Gareth Evans - 1981 - In Herman Parret & Jacques Bouveresse (eds.), Meaning and Understanding. Berlin: de Gruyter. pp. 280--304.
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  • Frege's Puzzle. [REVIEW]Jan Wolenski - 1988 - Studia Logica 47 (4):439-440.
  • Frege’s Puzzle. [REVIEW]A. D. Smith - 1988 - Mind 97 (385):136-137.
  • A Problem About Continued Belief.John Perry - 1980 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):317.
  • The Game of the Name: Introducing Logic, Language and Mind.Gregory Mcculloch - 1990 - Mind 99 (396):647-650.
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  • Posthumous Writings.Gottlob Frege - 1982 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 172 (1):101-103.
     
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  • Remnants of Meaning.Stephen Schiffer - 1990 - Studia Logica 49 (3):427-428.
     
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  • On the Persistence and Re-Expression of Indexical Belief.João Branquinho - 2008 - Manuscrito 31 (2).
    This paper is devoted to an examination of issues concerning the persistence and linguistic re-expression of indexical singular belief. I discuss two approaches to the topic: the directly referential approach, which I take as best represented in Kaplan's views, and the neo-Fregean approach, which I take as best represented in Gareth Evans's views. The upshot of my discussion is twofold. On the one hand, I argue that both Kaplan's account and Evans's account are on the whole defective. On the other, (...)
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