INCOMPLETE, BUT REAL – A CONSTRUCTIVIST ACCOUNT OF REFERENCE

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Author(s): 
Tian Yu Cao
Department of Philosophy, Boston University
Issue number: 
No. 3 (Vol. 41)
Pages: 
72-81
Abstract: 

Various theories of referent are critically but briefly surveyed from the perspective of structural realism; a constructivist version of structural realist account of referent is outlined, and its implications for history of science and for descriptive metaphysics are briefly indicated.

Keywords: 
reference, realism, constructivism, history of science, metaphysics.
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