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書名 Empty Representations : Reference and Non-Existence / edited by Manuel García-Carpintero and Genoveva Martí
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9780199647057 (hbk.)
0199647054 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  B105.R4 E47 2014    在架上    30630020078612
 歐美所圖書館  121.68 Em76 2014    到期 02-01-20  -  30500101520156
版本 First edition
說明 vii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Text in English
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: The problem of empty representation / Manuel Garcia-Carpintero --
Part 1. Foundational matters: singular thoughts and their attribution -- Transparency and the context-sensitivity of attitude reports / Cian Dorr -- Two dogmas of Russellianism / Robin Jeshion -- Intersubjective intentional identity / Peter Pagin --
Part 2. Accounts of emply representations -- Vulcan might have existed, and Neptune not: on the semantics of empty names / Kathrin Glüer-Pagin and Peter Pagin -- Content relativism and the problem of empty names / Frederick Kroon -- Empty singular terms in the mental file framework / Franc̦ois Recanat -- The things we do with empty names: objectual representations, non-veridical language games, and truth similitude / Kenneth A. Taylor -- A practical solution to the problem of empty singular thought / Imogen Dickie --
Part 3. Existence and non-existence -- What is existence? / Nathan Salmon -- The problem of negative existentials inadvertently solved / Greg Ray --
Part 4. Fiction -- Fictional worlds and fiction operators / Mark Sainsbury -- Many, but almost Holmes? / Brigg Wright -- Notions of nothing / Stacie Friend -- Fictional realism and negative existentials / Tatjana von Solodkoff
It is the linguistic job of singular terms to pick out the objects that we think or talk about. But what about singular terms that seem to fail to designate anything, because the objects they refer to don't exist? We can employ these terms in meaningful thought and talk, which suggests that they are succeeding in fulfilling their representational task. A team of leading experts presents new essays on the much-debated problem of empty reference and thought. 0In the 1960s and 1970s Keith Donnellan, David Kaplan, Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam initiated a revolution in the then standard conception of reference--a concept at the core of philosophical inquiry. The repercussions of the revolution, particularly felt in metaphysics and epistemology, were soon refined by other influential writers such as Tyler Burge, Gareth Evans, and John Perry. They argued that some linguistic and mental representations have contents individuated by what they are about--by ordinary referents of expressions such as proper names, indexicals, definite descriptions and common nouns, i.e. by planets, people or natural kinds. The view was at odds with a central philosophical presumption at that time: that cognitive and linguistic access to objective reality is indirect and accidental, mediated by general descriptive characterizations, the only constitutive semantic feature of the expressions; hence its ontological and epistemological repercussions. A turning-point in the debate about how linguistic and mental representation reach external contents concerned the nature of empty mental and linguistic representations, framed by means of the very same expressions crucially invoked in the Donnellan-Kaplan-Kripke-Putnam arguments. The papers in this volume address different aspects of reference and thought about the (apparently) non-existent
主題 Representation (Philosophy)
Language and languages -- Philosophy
Alt Author García-Carpintero, Manuel, editor
Martí, Genoveva, editor
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