Issues on the semantics of general terms II

Seminar on Language and Communication

Wednesday, April 1st, 10:00am,

Genoveva Martí (ICREA & Univ. Barcelona)


General terms and rigidity, II

In this lecture I will propose and defend a characterization of the rigidity of general terms. The proposal is based on joint work with José Martínez.


  • Linsky, Bernard (1984): General Terms as Designators, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 65, pp. 259-276.
  • Linsky, Bernard (2006): General Terms as Rigid Designators, Philosophical Studies, 128, pp. 655-667.

Marti, Genoveva and Martínez, José: ‘General terms and non-trivial rigid designation' C. Martínez (ed.): Current Topics in Logic and Analytic Philosophy. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela., pp.103-116.