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Names as Tokens and Names as Tools

M. W. Pelczar
Synthese
Vol. 128, No. 1/2, Pragmatics (Jul. - Aug., 2001), pp. 133-155
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20117149
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Abstract

After presenting a variety of arguments in support of the idea that ordinary names are indexical, I respond to John Perry's recent arguments against the indexicality of names. I conclude by indicating some connections between the theory of names defended here and Wittgenstein's observations on naming, and suggest that the latter may have been misconstrued in the literature.

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