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Direct reference, cognitive significance and Fregean sense

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This essay deals with certain problems in the theory of singular reference. The following question is taken as central: What role is to be assigned to nonempty and syntactically simple singular terms in fixing the semantic contents of utterances of declarative sentences in which they may occur? I focus on those aspects of the current dispute between Millian and neo-Fregean approaches to singular reference which are related to issues about the cognitive significance of language use; the fo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1992
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602325120
URN:
uuid:9d87a630-2d56-4e0a-a437-ab8f3ad82ad8
Local pid:
td:602325120

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