Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Hobbes, Th.
 
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Proper Names Wolf I, 43 ff
Definition Name/Hobbes: "an arbitrarily chosen word, which serves as a characteristic to awaken in our mind a thought which resembles a thought which one had before, and which, expressed to others, serves as a sign of a thought which the speaker had earlier in his mind."
Names/Hobbes: names are not signs of things themselves. One only thinks of the stone.
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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27