A Counterexample to Variabilism

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Abstract

Recent literature contains influential arguments for variabilism, the view that we should understand proper names as analogues not of constants but of variables. In particular, proper names are said to sometimes take semantic values that are not referential but purely general. I present a counter-example to this view.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalAnalysis
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • discourse binding
  • donkey anaphora
  • proper names
  • semantics

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  • Philosophy

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A Counterexample to Variabilism. / Capraru, Mihnea D I.

In: Analysis, Vol. 76, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 26-29.

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Capraru, Mihnea D I. / A Counterexample to Variabilism. In: Analysis. 2016 ; Vol. 76, No. 1. pp. 26-29.
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