Madagascar revisited

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Abstract

The history behind the 'Madagascar' example of Gareth Evans is traced, suggesting that the decisive reference-shift occurred in the 16th, not the 17, century. The difference between this example and the 'Gödel' example of Saul Kripke is explained in terms of the distinction between de re and de dicto beliefs and intentions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalAnalysis
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • 'Gödel' example
  • 'Madagascar' example
  • Causal theory of naming
  • De re attitudes
  • Gareth Evans
  • Proper names
  • Saul Kripke

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