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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2017) 126 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Robin Jeshion Clarence Sloat, Ora Matushansky, and Delia Graff Fara advocate a Syntactic Rationale on behalf of predicativism, the view that names are predicates in all of their occurrences. Each argues that a set of surprising syntactic data compels us to recognize names as a special variety of...
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The Philosophical Review (1 January 2015) 124 (1): 59–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Delia Graff Fara One reason to think that names have a predicate-type semantic value is that they naturally occur in count-noun positions: ‘The Michaels in my building both lost their keys’; ‘I know one incredibly sharp Cecil and one that's incredibly dull’. Predicativism is the view that names...
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The Philosophical Review (1 April 2016) 125 (2): 298–302.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Charles McCarty In a postscript to his second essay, Parsons draws a bead on a critical review I once penned ( McCarty 2005 ) of that essay's original appearance ( Parsons 2002 ). He works to deflect my worries about justifications (if any) for predicativism—the demand that impredicative...