Imogen Dickie "Proper Names: Transition to the End Game"

August 03, 2015


Thursday, November 5

4:00 - 5:45

Humanities 2, 259


I shall prove a principle which brings out the significance for accounts of aboutness and reference of the fact that justification is truth conducive; use this principle to develop an account of reference-fixing for proper names which presents an alternative to the tired menu of traditional causalisms, descriptivisms, and crosses between; and identify two questions around which the next phase in discussions of reference-fixing for proper names should be structured.


Imogen Dickie is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Toronto. Research Interests: Philosophy of language and mind: theory of reference, metasemantics, acquaintance, perception, communication, singular thought. Some topics in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of action.

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