|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.|
|Ramsey, Frank P.
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Propositional Reference / Ramsey: Characteristics of a religious attitude - e.g. of "the earth is flat": the aspect that the earth is flat - regardless of time and opportunity.
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The Foundations of Mathematics and Other Logical Essays 2013
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Theories of Truth Aldershot 1994