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Reference, in philosophy: relation of a linguistic expression or action to a real object. Reference presupposes the existence of this object. An expression, which corresponds to no object, has no reference, however, may have a meaning. See also unicorn, Pegasus.
 
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Searle, John R.
 
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Reference II 289
Reference/Searle: linguistic reference always comes from intellectual terms.
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II 313f
Names/Meaning/Reference/Searle: E.g. Goedel/Schmidt: intentional content determines reference: "discoverer, no matter whatever his name is" - we are talking about the person who has been recognized by their contemporaries - e.g. exchanged stains: identification: "the stain which causes the experience "- variant forgetting: "the one I was previously able to identify as A".
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II 316
Twin Earth/Reference/Searle: Reference cannot rely on descriptive content, our names still refer to our domestic objects, when the perceptual situation is unchanged - SearleVsPutnam: causal self-referentiality is sufficient.

S I
J. R. Searle
Die Wiederentdeckung des Geistes Frankfurt 1996

S II
J.R. Searle
Intentionalität Frankfurt 1991

S III
J. R. Searle
Die Konstruktion der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit Hamburg 1997

S IV
J.R. Searle
Ausdruck und Bedeutung Frankfurt 1982

S V
J. R. Searle
Sprechakte Frankfurt 1983


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30