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Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145281
eISBN:
9780199833702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145283.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Naming and Necessity Saul Kripke undermined descriptive analyses of names by showing that names are rigid designators; thereby telling us what their meanings are not, but not what they are. In ... More


Remarks on the philosophy of names

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Thinking about names has exercised most of the leading figures in philosophy. However, Mill's work brought into focus what has remained perhaps the major issue, arising from his contention that names ... More


Word Lists: A Very Short History

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the first works of Babylonian scholarship and thus the earliest in world history: word lists. The extraordinary character of these works seems to be ignored not only by ... More


Identity Strict and Loose

André Gallois

in Occasions of Identity: A Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261833
eISBN:
9780191698798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261833.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter evaluates three possible solutions to the problems presented by the five identity puzzle cases previously described. It explains the applicability of the view about arbitrary undetached ... More


Rigid Designation and Theoretical Identities

Joseph LaPorte

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609208
eISBN:
9780191745027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609208.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This book articulates and defends the position that terms for properties are rigid designators and that property designators' rigidity is put to good use in important philosophical arguments ... More


What Is It for a General Term to Be a Rigid Designator?

Scott Soames

in Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145281
eISBN:
9780199833702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145283.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Ch. 9 initiates an investigation of the similarities between proper names and natural kind terms by arguing that although most proper names are clearly rigid, application of the notion of rigid ... More


Supplanting Linguistic Cartesianism

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The radical anti-Frege project begins with the rejection, on more or less empirical grounds, of one of its central notions, the cognitive fix idea. This chapter is a defense of the coherence of the ... More


Should Proper Names Still Seem So Problematic?

Michael Devitt

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

What determines the reference of a proper name? What is the meaning of a proper name? Kripke presented a radically new “picture” in answer to the reference question. Andrea Bianchi claims that “forty ... More


Global Promise: Quality Assurance and Accountability in Professional Psychology

Judy Hall and Elizabeth Altmaier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306088
eISBN:
9780199847471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306088.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Psychology has become a global profession. Professionals are now readily able to practice in geographic areas which are different far from where they were trained. In practice, psychology has a ... More


Clients and Pact-a Description

Sue E. Estroff

in Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the primary subjects and the most important components of their environment during the research for this book: the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program and ... More


The Afro-American

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0025
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the article “The Afro-American,” where Fortune explained his use of the term “Afro-American,” which, he explained, included anyone of African origin who was “not ashamed of his ... More


Who Are We? Afro-Americans, Colored People or Negroes?

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0029
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the article, “Who Are We? Afro-Americans, Colored People or Negroes?” where Fortune challenged the notion that African Americans could or should be known as anything other than ... More


Natural Habitats: Designation and Protection

Christopher P. Rodgers

in The Law of Nature Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199543137
eISBN:
9780191747120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543137.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the implementation of policy for protected areas in the UK. It considers the different categories of statutory protected area that can be designated for protection in the UK. ... More


Coda: Rethinking the Hyphen

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The hyphenated terms—African American, Asian Canadian, and Asian American—were good transitional designations for the last few decades of the twentieth century for writers whose works were concerned ... More


Losing Wildness for the Sake of Wilderness: The Removal of Drakes Bay Oyster Company

Laura Alice Watt

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 2014, Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a historic oyster farm operating sustainably within the Point Reyes National Seashore, was forced to end operations by the National Park Service, which considered ... More


(Taking Theoretical Flight)

Christian Metz

in "Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173674
eISBN:
9780231540643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173674.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A scholarly and precise defence of the argument that enunciation is key to understanding screen texts. Emphasizing the differences between literary and filmic narration, he strenuously excludes any ... More


Introduction: Scalar Blindness and Forager Worlds

Nurit Bird-David

in Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Contemporary multiculturalist anthropology overlooks huge disparities in population size as well as ethnographic actors’ own scaling of their practices and imaginations. Arguing that scale-blindness ... More


Introduction: The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

K. P. Van Anglen and James Engell

in The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Many writers in the earlier nineteenth century—major and canonical, well recognized, and minor—love and employ classical literature in order to transform and enliven their own work. They do not ... More


Forming a More Perfect Union

Tom Berg

in Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Minnesota Legislature was officially nonpartisan and did not implement the standard party labels of Democrats and Republicans to its members; it was eventually ... More


A Regulatory Framework for Systemic Risk in the Insurance Industry

Felix Hufeld

in The Economics, Regulation, and Systemic Risk of Insurance Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198788812
eISBN:
9780191830877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788812.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The existence of systemic risk for all sectors of the financial industry, including the (re)insurance industry, is a key lesson from the financial crisis. Systemic risk in the insurance industry ... More


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