Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Prior, Arthur
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Proper Names I 119 ~
Names/Hobbes: are names of our ideas - MillVs: convey to the others, what we think of someone (something), not only about our idea - the idea of fire does not cause the heat, even though I must have terms to think.
I 158 ~
Name/existence/Prior: Vs thesis "Name is all what intends to identify a real object: Problem: indirect speech: E.g. the spokesperson believes Holmes exist, but the listener does not: then the speaker is in a position to identify Holmes the listener is not but then the listener cannot tell what the speaker has said (absurd).
I 168
Names/KennyVsRussell: covert markings in "B exists" - PriorVsKenny: when names must name something then no name can be used in indirect speech with a known non-existence.
I 168ff
Theory/PriorVsKenny: cannot set up his own theory. - Kenny Thesis: names must intend reference - then the theorist himself cannot even intend to use the name if he talks in his example sentences of non-existent persons.

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24