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English citations of referent

  • 1972, Saul A. Kripke, Naming and Necessity[1]:
    The basic problem for any view such as Mill's is how we can determine what the referent of a name, as used by a given speaker, is.
  • 1978, John A. Hawkins, Definiteness and Indefiniteness[2]:
    Thus, the act of referring anaphorically involves a form of instruction to the hearer to match the linguistic referent of the definite description with a particular object in his mind, an object which has been entered into his memory store in the course of some previous conversation with that speaker.
  • 2005, Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century[3]:
    Second, even if we assume that speakers always have an appropriate parasitic description associated with a name, it would have to be shown that they somehow accord this description priority in determining the referent of the name over all other descriptions that they associate with it.