Meaning and Reference / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume presents a selection of the most important writings in the debate on the nature of meaning and reference which started one hundred years ago with Frege's classic essay "On Sense and Reference." Contributors include Bertrand Russell, P.F. Strawson, W.V. Quine, Donald Davidson, John McDowell, Michael Dummett, Hilary Putnam, Saul Kripke, David Wiggins, and Gareth Evans. The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a wide variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198751250
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.31 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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St Hugh's College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I On Sense and Reference 23
II Letter to Jourdain 43
III Descriptions 46
IV On Referring 56
V Mind and Verbal Dispositions 80
VI Truth and Meaning 92
VII On the Sense and Reference of a Proper Name 111
VIII What does the Appeal to Use Do for the Theory of Meaning? 137
IX Meaning and Reference 150
X Identity and Necessity 162
XI Putnam's Doctrine of Natural Kind Words and Frege's Doctrines of Sense, Reference, and Extension: Can they Cohere? 192
XII The Causal Theory of Names 208
XIII Frege's Distinction between Sense and Reference 228
XIV Wittgenstein on Following a Rule 257
Notes on the Contributors 294
Select Bibliography 296
Index of Names 301
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