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Donnellan at Cornell

John Perry

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents the author’s recollections from 1964 until 1968, as a graduate student in the Philosophy Department—that is, in the Sage School of Philosophy—at Cornell University, where Keith ... More


An Idea of Donnellan

David Kaplan

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter is a story about the author’s three favorite philosophers—Donnellan, Russell, and Frege—about how Donnellan’s concept of having in mind relates to ideas of the others, and especially ... More


Donnellan’s Blocks

John Perry

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The name “Jacob Horn” comes from the book The Horn Papers (1945), published and apparently written by William Horn of Topeka, Kansas. He presented this book to the public as if it were the newly ... More


Donnellan on the Necessary A Posteriori

Erin Eaker

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter seeks to bring to light some of Keith Donnellan’s underappreciated views concerning the surprising metaphysical claim that is supposed to follow from a popular theory of reference. The ... More


Having in Mind

Howard Wettstein

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In “Reference and Definite Descriptions,” Donnellan deepened Strawson’s classic critique of Russell’s theory of descriptions. For Russell, definite descriptions involve generality and quantification; ... More


Referential Uses and the Foundations of Direct Reference

Joseph Almog

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on Keith Donnellan’s innovative 1966 paper “Reference and Definite Descriptions.” It suggests that it was in this paper that the now so influential “direct reference” semantic ... More


The Ground Zero of Semantics

Antonio Capuano

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter compares two different conceptions of and foundations for semantics. Ultimately the two conceptions and foundations go back to ideas of Frege and Russell. To put it in a nutshell: for ... More


Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Joseph Almog and Paolo Leonardi (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Keith Donnellan of UCLA is one of the founding fathers of contemporary philosophy of language, along with David Kaplan and Saul Kripke. Donnellan was and is an extremely creative thinker whose ... More


Two Ways of Being a (Direct) Referentialist

Andrea Bianchi

in Having in Mind: The Philosophy of Keith Donnellan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844845
eISBN:
9780199933501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844845.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Around 1970, an uprising against Frege’s doctrines was initiated by “the quartet”: Keith Donnellan, Saul Kripke, Hilary Putnam, and David Kaplan. Indeed “the quartet engendered a set of ideas...that ... More


Speaker’s Reference and Semantic Reference *

Saul A. Kripke

in Philosophical Troubles: Collected Papers, Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730155
eISBN:
9780199918430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730155.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses some issues inspired by a well-known paper of Keith Donnellan, “Reference and Definite Descriptions,”. Donnellan's paper claims to give decisive objections both to Russell's ... More


Essays on Reference, Language, and Mind

Keith Donnellan

Joseph Almog and Paolo Leonardi (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199857999
eISBN:
9780190267667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199857999.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Keith Donnellan is one of the major figures in 20th-century philosophy of language, a key part of the highly influential generation of scholars that included Hilary Putnam, Saul Kripke, and David ... More


Contextualism and Singular Reference

François Recanati

in The Philosophy of Charles Travis: Language, Thought, and Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783916
eISBN:
9780191826566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783916.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the relations between three approaches to the referential/attributive distinction: the Gricean approach advocated by Kripke and others, the two-dimensional approach pioneered ... More


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