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Reference and Representation in Thought and Language

María de Ponte and Kepa Korta

Abstract

The chapters in this volume deal with our devices for singular reference and singular representation, taking them in different ways. The precise relation between using a linguistic expression to refer to an object and our mental representation of it has always been, and still is, one of the key topics of debate in philosophy of language, linguistics, and the cognitive sciences. Most essays focus specifically on singular terms, that is, linguistic expressions that, at least prima facie, are used to refer to particular objects, persons, places, and so on. They include proper names (“Mary,” “John ... More

Keywords: de se, demonstratives, indexicals, mental files, proper names, reference, representation, self, thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198714217.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María de Ponte, editor
Assistant Professor, University of Seville

Kepa Korta, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of the Basque Country