Fixing Reference

2017.02.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Imogen Dickie, Fixing Reference, Oxford University Press, 2015, 333pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755616. Reviewed by Eros
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2017.02.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Imogen Dickie, Fixing Reference, Oxford University Press, 2015, 333pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198755616. Reviewed by Eros Corazza, The University of the Basque Country In this challenging and welcome contribution, Imogen Dickie presents an interesting account of a rich debate that has occupied, among others, philosophers of language and mind over the last few decades. The debate concerns how our thoughts and utterances relate to the objects we end up thinking and talking about. If I say "Donald Trump is the new president of the USA" or "He (pointing to Trump) is the new president of the USA", I am, from an intuitive viewpoint, saying the same thing -- that Donald Trump is the new president of the USA -- and I am thinking about the same individual -- my thoughts are about Donald Trump. The same is true if Trump utters "I am the new president of... Read More

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