Title

The Relationship Of Russell And Quine To Contemporary Theorists On Reference

Date of Award

1981

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Philosophy

Advisor(s)

Philip L. Peterson

Keywords

Philosophy

Subject Categories

Epistemology

Abstract

The major thesis of this Dissertation is that (1) "causal" and "historical explanation" theories are fundamentally similar to Russell's about proper names and definite descriptions, and (2) the main antagonist of the recent theorists is Quine, not Russell. These recent theorists include Kripke

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