Thought and Reference

Thought and Reference

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An original view of the problems of reference and singular terms, including a novel account of singular thought, a systematic application of recent work in the theory of speech acts, and a partial revival of Russell's analysis of singular terms.
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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 138.9 x 216.9 x 20.6mm | 435.46g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0198240775
  • 9780198240778

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The book also provides energetic, constructive criticism of competing views, including those of Evans, Strawson, Donnellan, and Kripke.
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a model of clarity * Mind * it stimulates and illuminates * Times Literary Supplement * Bach's interesting book offers a course of philosophical therapy, designed to persuade us that problems of reference are much easier than they appear ... Bach's philosophical good sense and detailed suggestions should stimulate all philosophers concerned with issues about names, descriptions and pronominal reference. * Philosophical Books *
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