BOOK REVIEW: PREDELLI, S. Proper Names: A Millian Account (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, ix+165)

Nicolás Lo Guercio About the author

ABSTRACT

In this review I discuss Stefano Predelli’s book Proper Names: A Millian Account. The book provides a defense of the traditional Millian view according to which proper names are non-indexical, rigid devices of direct reference. In addition, Predelli discusses (and discards) some usual interpretations as misconceptions and it contests many common objections. I provide an overview of its chapters and consider some of its strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords:
philosophy of language; semantics; proper names; direct reference

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