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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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Benacerraf, Paul
 
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Paul Benacerraf
Reference Stalnaker I 42
Reference/Benacerraf: thesis: real reference needs a causal connection.
> Mathematics,> Mathematical Entities,> Knowledge,> Platonism.

Bena I
P. Benacerraf
Philosophy of Mathematics 2ed: Selected Readings Cambridge 1984

Sta I
R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30