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Semantic realism, rigid designation, and dynamic semantics

  • Alice G. B. ter Meulen (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X98460400
  • Published online: 01 February 1998
Abstract

Semantic realism fits Millikan's account of kind terms in its focus on information-theoretic abilities and strategic ways of gathering information in human communication. Instead of the traditional logical necessity, we should interpret rigid designation in a dynamic semantics as a legislative act to constrain possible ways in which our belief may change.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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