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Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names

Michael Liston

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APA 6th Edition
Liston, M. (2007). Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3 (2), 191-226. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218
MLA 8th Edition
Liston, Michael. "Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 3, no. 2, 2007, pp. 191-226. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Liston, Michael. "Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 3, no. 2 (2007): 191-226. https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218
Harvard
Liston, M. (2007). 'Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 3(2), pp. 191-226. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218 (Accessed 19 September 2021)
Vancouver
Liston M. Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2021 September 19];3(2):191-226. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218
IEEE
M. Liston, "Through a Glass Darkly - Russell on Names", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 191-226, 2007. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218. [Accessed: 19 September 2021]

Abstracts
Russell’s views about the proper logical and epistemological treatment of names conspired to lead him to set aside considerations that support
the claim that names are not definite descriptions. Though he appreciated those considerations, he famously argued that ordinary names are truncated definite descriptions. Nevertheless, his appreciation of the distinctive semantic behavior of ordinary names combined with his view that acquaintance comes in degrees led him to attempt to secure a semantically privileged status for ordinary names: only special kinds of
descriptions can go proxy for ordinary names “used as names”. The paper attempts to tell this story, filling in gaps where Russell doesn’t provide sufficient elaboration, and to draw some general conclusions about acquaintance-based approaches to names and singular thoughts.

Keywords
Russell; names; definite descriptions; denoting; acquaintance; singular/de re propositions

Hrčak ID: 93218

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/93218

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