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Nom propre et référence

Abstract : The goal of this work is to analyze the mode of reference of what we call ordinarily "proper names" (like "John" or "Aristotle"). The question is simple: we want to know how a proper name grasps its referent. We want the approach of this study to be historical. The display of the thoughts on the subject is chronological, at least with the most important moments of the analytic philosophy of language, to see how the different conceptions have been forged, have evolved, and have introduced new tools. Is presented de facto the debate between millianism and descriptivism. I hope to show what are the stakes, the strenghts and the weaknesses of each position.
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Romain Alloncle. Nom propre et référence. Philosophie. 2012. ⟨dumas-00734744⟩



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