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The reference book

Author: John Hawthorne; David Manley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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"John Hawthorne and David Manley present an original treatment of the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought. In Part I, they argue against the idea that either is tied to a special relation of causal or epistemic acquaintance. Part II challenges the alleged semantic rift between definite and indefinite descriptions on the one hand, and names and demonstratives on the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hawthorne; David Manley
ISBN: 9780199693672 0199693676
OCLC Number: 759910821
Description: vi, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Against acquaintance. Introduction: reference and singular thought ; A defense of liberalism ; Epistemic acquaintance. --
Part II: Beyond acquaintance. From the specific to the singular ; What 'the'? ; Whither reference?
Responsibility: John Hawthorne and David Manley.
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How do language and thought connect to things in the world? John Hawthorne and David Manley offer an original and ambitious treatment of the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive  Read more...

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