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Journal
2009 | 17 | 2(66) | 123-128
Article title

PROPER NAMES - THE FACTS AND THE MYTHS (Nazwy wlasne - fakty i mity)

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The aim of the paper is to reveal and criticize some of the hidden assumptions of the discussion on the nature of proper names. Those assumptions work in favor of the New Theory of Reference (NTR), which in fact seems more plausible than it should, were the assumptions made explicit. Three theses, it is argued, are assumed with no proof by all sides of the proper names debate: (1) proper names refer to their objects in a different way than common names do; (2) proper names are rigid designators; (3) 'we know what we say', i.e. the meaning of a sentence is identical to some cognitive content that is associated with it by the speaker. It is shown that the main source of plausibility of those assumptions, which serve as premises in arguments for the NTR, is the NTR itself.
Journal
Year
Volume
17
Issue
Pages
123-128
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Leopold Hess, ul. Traugutta 27/3, 43-300 Bielsko-Biala, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA06558
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.b1d442ac-d9d0-364e-a71c-b97433711d25
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