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Proper Names: A Millian Account

Stefano Predelli


This book discusses the aims and consequences of the Millian theory of proper names, namely the view that proper names are devices of non-indexical, rigid, and direct reference. Its main aim is that of developing the Millian picture against the background of a wider pre-semantic theory, grounded on the distinction between the regularities of meaning and the characteristics of the use of language. Accordingly, this book devotes particular attention to the interactions between the introduction and replication of proper names on the one hand and their semantic profile on the other, taking into ac ... More

Keywords: semantics, proper names, onomastics, pragmatics, fiction, Millianism, direct reference

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198778158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefano Predelli, author
University of Nottingham

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