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Last Wednesday Seminar. Stacie Friend (Birbeck, University of London): "Co-Identification Again". March 31, 2021. (Seminar)

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31/03/2021

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Stacie Friend (Birbeck, University of London): "Co-Identification Again"

Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 5:00 pm.Venue: online.

 

Abstract:

 

I have argued elsewhere that we can account for intuitions about co-identification -- the sense in which empty names such as 'Santa Claus' and 'Father Christmas' are "about" the same thing even though there is no such thing (cf. Geach's 'intentional identity') -- by appeal to the communication networks that underpin reference for non-empty names. In this paper I consider some objections to this account and recent alternative proposals.

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