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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2014, 47

Author: Eduardo García-Ramírez

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México García-Ramírez, Eduardo The Kind Membership Theory of Reference Fixing for Proper Names Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
47, julio-diciembre, 2014, pp.
113-138 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323033019005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative The Kind Membership Theory of Reference Fixing for Proper Names* Eduardo García-Ramírez Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM edu@filosoficas.unam.mx Abstract Gareth Evans (1973; 1982) presents what appears to be a successful common ground between descriptivist and direct-reference theories of reference fixing for proper names: the causal source theory of reference.
In a recent paper, Imogen Dickie (2011) offers substantial objections to it and concludes by presenting a new alternative account, what she calls “the governance view.” In this paper I want to offer yet another alternative version distinct from the governance view.
I will show, first, how to deal with Dickie’s objections without departing too far from Evan’s original proposal, and, second, I will argue that the resulting theory –what I call “the kind-membership theory” is simpler and more successful than Dickie’s. Keywords: causal dependence, derivation, and presupposition. Resumen Gareth Evans (1973; 1982) nos ofrece lo que parece ser un punto medio entre el descripcionismo y la teoría de la referencia directa sobre el mecanismo mediante el cual fijamos la referencia de los nombres propios.
Ésta es la denominada “teoría de la fuente causal de la referencia”.
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