The Realpolitik of Reference.

Epstein, Brian.

What are the conditions for fixing the reference of a proper name? Debate on this point has recently been rekindled by Scott Soames, Robin Jeshion, and others. In this paper, I sketch a new pragmatic approach to the justification of reference-fixing procedures, in opposition to accounts that insist on an invariant set of conditions for fixing reference across environments and linguistic communitie... read more

Reference (Philosophy)
Tufts University. Department of Philosophy.
Permanent URL
Original publication
EPSTEIN, B. (2008), THE REALPOLITIK OF REFERENCE. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 89: 1-20. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0114.2008.00307.x
ID: tufts:22318
To Cite: DCA Citation Guide
Usage: Detailed Rights