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The theory of proper names
Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner
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Gardiner, Alan H. , The theory of proper names: a controversial essay / by Alan H. Gardiner Oxford University Press London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Intentionalism, descriptivism, and proper names; John Searle's Philosophy of Language. John Searle is famous for his description theory of names. Most regard this theory as having been refuted by Kripke. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's : Wayne A. Davis.
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The descriptive theory of proper names is the view that the meaning of a given use of a proper name is a set of properties that can be expressed as a description that picks out an object that satisfies the description. Bertrand Russell espoused such a view arguing that the name refers to a description, and that description, like a definition, picks out the bearer of the name.
Syntax. The Cambridge Grammar of English distinguishes the syntactic category of proper name from that of proper noun (Payne & Huddleston ).
A proper noun is a word-level unit of the category noun, while a proper name is a type of nounfor example, the proper name “Alice Walker” consists of two proper nouns: “Alice” and “Walker”.
This book proposes a new synthesis of the functions of proper names, from a semantic, pragmatic and syntactic perspective. Proper names are approached constructionally, distinguishing prototypical uses from more marked ones such as those in which names are used as common nouns.
Since what is traditionally regarded as 'the' class of names turns out to be only one. Presentation and comparison of the main causal theories of reference for proper names, and a proposal of a new approach based on the analogy of the causal chain of reference with the block chain from blockchain technology and Paul Ricœur's narrative theory.
The Theory of Proper Names: A Controversial Essay on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Theory of Proper Names: A Controversial EssayManufacturer: Oxford University Press. No doctrines in 20th-century philosophy have met with more unwarranted abuse than Russell's theory of descriptions and his description theory of ordinary proper names.
Chapter 5 addressed the main objections to his view that definite descriptions, despite grammatical appearances, function semantically not as logical subject expressions but as The theory of proper names book quantifier phrases.
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4 Proper names: Direct Reference and the Causal–Historical Theory Overview In a further argument against description theories of proper names, Kripke appealed to the notion of a “possible world” or universe alternative to our own. A deﬁnite description of Russell’s sort changes its referent from world.
The study of proper names is a subject that various scienti ﬁc ﬁelds (such as onomastics, language philosophy and linguistics) are concerned with, without paying too Author: Barbara Schlücker. Chapter Two. Outline of a Theory of Proper Names This is the latest draft of paper published in the book Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions (Cambridge Scholars Publications, ).A first and in my view inadequate version of similar ideas was published under a the title 'A Meta-Descriptivist Theory of Proper Names' in the journal Ratio, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gardiner, Alan Henderson, Sir, Theory of proper names.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, Thus, proper names turn out to be important for several reasons.
On the one hand, a proper understanding of the ordinary use of proper names illuminates several cognitive phenomena such as language acquisition and use, as well as the nature of thought and belief (intentionality).
On the other hand, there is no understanding of proper names. This book proposes a new synthesis of the functions of proper names, from a semantic, pragmatic and syntactic perspective.
Proper names are approached constructionally, distinguishing prototypical uses from more marked ones such as those in. Theory of Proper Names Out of Print--Limited Availability. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Apple. Android. Windows Phone Author: Sir Alan Gardiner. Proper names: the Description Theory 33 referent, even though the latter is one thing we philosophers know when we know that (2) is true.
FREGE’S PuzzLE (3) Mark Twain is Samuel Langhorne Clemens contains two proper names, both of which pick out or denote the same per-son or thing, and so—if the names are Millian—should be trivially true. YetFile Size: KB. This book discusses the aims and consequences of the Millian theory of proper names, namely the view that proper names are devices of non-indexical, rigid, and direct reference.
Its main aim is that of developing the Millian picture against the background of a wider pre-semantic theory, grounded on the distinction between the regularities of meaning and the characteristics of the. A PROPER THEORY OF NAMES 3 common assumption of these theories is taken as a condition for any theory.
What we have called the central feature of the classical theory can be looked at rather as a decision to take the case of the reference of common nouns like 'chair' as paradigmatic.
The reference of proper nouns is then set out. The first section of this paper will deal with the views of certain contemporary philosophers on proper names.
Since the contemporary discussion is mainly confined to the description theory and the causal theory of proper names, I would like to discuss in this context the views of Frege, Russell, and by: 3.
Frege: The Theory of Meaning Concerning Proper Names Sikander Jamil Preliminary Remarks ottlob Frege may be considered as the first intellectual giant in the Philosophy of Language. He was the first to raise the issue of meaning by formulating an organized theory of meaning for a.
Russell on denoting and naming Jeﬀ Speaks phil Janu theory is Stephen Neale’s book Descriptions. 3 Russell’s theory of (logically proper) names As we’ve already discussed, Russell thought that logically proper names ‘merely and. The central challenge to the descriptivist theory is that there is reason to suspect that proper names are not semantically equivalent to definite descriptions.
Saul Kripke () argues, for example, that names pick out the same object even when embedded under modal terms like ‘might’, whereas definite descriptions typically don’t do this.Sometimes proper names are called simply names; but that term is often used more broadly. Words derived from proper names are sometimes called proper adjectives (or proper adverbs, and so on), but not in mainstream linguistic theory.
Not every noun or noun phrase that refers to a unique entity is a proper name.In order to by-pass immaterial historical bickering I shall stipulatively mean by ‘Radical Millianism’ just this much more than what Katz in his recent article in The Philosophical Review, ‘Names without Bearers’, means by the unqualified term, ‘Millianism’; namely, whereas Katz means by ‘Millianism’ that theory of proper.