Pure QuotationMaier, E., Sep-2014, In : Philosophy Compass. 9, 9, p. 615-630 16 p.
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Pure quotation, as in ‘cat’ has three letters, is a linguistic device designed for referring to linguistic expressions. I present a uniform reconstruction of the four classic philosophical accounts of the phenomenon: the proper name theory, the description theory, the demonstrative theory, and the disquotational theory. I evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal with respect to fundamental semantic properties like compositionality, productivity, and recursivity.
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Sep-2014|