On Reference

2015.12.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrea Bianchi, On Reference, Oxford University Press, 2015, 415 pp., £50.00, ISBN 978-0-19-871408-8. Reviewed by Gregory
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2015.12.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andrea Bianchi, On Reference, Oxford University Press, 2015, 415 pp., £50.00, ISBN 978-0-19-871408-8. Reviewed by Gregory Bochner, F.R.S.-FNRS, Université Libre de Bruxelles This volume gathers a collection of eighteen new essays on reference by an international team of renowned researchers. Together the samples cover an impressive array of theoretical issues. Ranging from the philosophy of language and mind to linguistic semantics, they represent different vivid trends and topics within the contemporary debates about reference: eliminativism and use theories of meaning (Gauker, Marconi), experimental philosophy (Machery et al.), empirical vs. conceptual analyses of reference (Bianchi, Devitt, Capuano, Almog et al.), direct reference and speaker meaning (Martí, Devitt, Perry), empty names and representations (Reimer, Santambrogio), predicativism vs. referentialism (Napoli, Jeshion, Fara), attitude. . .

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