Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194773
Title:
Labels and Tags: A New Look at Naming
Author:
Slabey, Margaretta
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
What meaning does a name have in a sentence? How do we escape the inevitable difficulties that arise in delineating an individual's meaning through one's speech? The need arises for a distinction between proper names on the basis of the kinds of objects to which they refer. This distinction can provide the theoretical tools needed to solve the problems of empty names, negative existential statements, cognitive significance and substitution failure. Through a study of these issues, the fallacies inherent in current theories of meaning for proper names becomes apparent, as they fail to provide adequate or complete solutions. By elucidating a distinction between two kinds of proper names, labels and tags, we are able to provide solutions to the problems of naming where other theories fail.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Proper Names; Propositional Attitudes; Substitution Failure; Direct Reference; Quotation; Kripke's Puzzle
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Philosophy; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reimer, Marga
Committee Chair:
Reimer, Marga

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleLabels and Tags: A New Look at Namingen_US
dc.creatorSlabey, Margarettaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSlabey, Margarettaen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhat meaning does a name have in a sentence? How do we escape the inevitable difficulties that arise in delineating an individual's meaning through one's speech? The need arises for a distinction between proper names on the basis of the kinds of objects to which they refer. This distinction can provide the theoretical tools needed to solve the problems of empty names, negative existential statements, cognitive significance and substitution failure. Through a study of these issues, the fallacies inherent in current theories of meaning for proper names becomes apparent, as they fail to provide adequate or complete solutions. By elucidating a distinction between two kinds of proper names, labels and tags, we are able to provide solutions to the problems of naming where other theories fail.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectProper Namesen_US
dc.subjectPropositional Attitudesen_US
dc.subjectSubstitution Failureen_US
dc.subjectDirect Referenceen_US
dc.subjectQuotationen_US
dc.subjectKripke's Puzzleen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReimer, Margaen_US
dc.contributor.chairReimer, Margaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLavine, Shaughanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTolliver, Joseph Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2716en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749725en_US
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