This chapter continues the presentation of the author’s views about the use of proper names, focusing on uses (‘replicating episodes’) connected with previous launchings. Accordingly, it discusses certain aspects of the so-called historical theory of reference, it criticizes Lewis’ causal descriptivism, and it approaches the phenomenon of homonymy from a Millian perspective. It then proceeds to a discussion of certain effects of the use of proper names, grounded on the ideas of settlement and impartation introduced in the first three chapters in this book. Paying particular attention to matters of onomastics, it concludes with the presentation of the ideas of onomastic and encyclopaedic impartations, thereby sketching a Millian approach to the cognitive effects engendered by the use of proper names.
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