The Paradox of Naming

  • W. Lycan
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 178)


There is overwhelming evidence that proper names must have senses or connotations that somehow contain contingent information about their referents. There is also overwhelming evidence that proper names cannot possibly have such senses or connotations. That is the paradox of naming.


Propositional Attitude Downward Causation Contingent Property Rigid Designator Belief Operator 
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