A PROBLEM OF RIGID DESIGNATION IN THE SEMANTICS OF PROPER NAMES

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Problema žestkoj designacii v semantike imen sobstvennyx
Author(s): 
Ekaterina Vostrikova
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No. 4 (Vol. 34)
Pages: 
95-111
Abstract: 

The paper is devoted to the defense of the metalinguistic approach to the semantics of proper names. The author considers Kripke’s arguments against descriptivism and the possibilities of metalinguistic approach to answer those arguments. She argues that definite descriptions can be turned into rigid designators by the variables for possible world, which have an independent motivation in semantics.

Keywords: 
reference, proper names, formal semantics, metalinguistic approach
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