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Singular Thought: In Defence of Acquaintance

Abstract : This paper is about the Descriptivism/Singularism debate, which has loomed large in 20-century philosophy of language and mind. My aim is to defend Singularism by showing, first, that it is a better and more promising view than even the most sophisticated versions of Descriptivism, and second, that the recent objections to Singularism (based on a dismissal of the acquaintance constraint on singular thought) miss their target.
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Contributor : François Recanati <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 11:48:24 PM
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François Recanati. Singular Thought: In Defence of Acquaintance. Singular Thought, Jan 2009, Barcelona, Spain. ⟨ijn_00352830⟩



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