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Imogen Dickie “Proper Names: Transition to the End Game”
November 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Humanities 2, Room 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.