Advertisement

Hybrid Expressions

  • Tadeusz CiecierskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11939)

Abstract

The paper discusses the idea of hybrid names. First, the three theories of hybrid names (according to Künne, Kripke and Textor) are briefly discussed and compared. Second, the paper briefly discusses some problems that the theories face. Third, an alternative hybrid view is outlined. According to that view, utterances are contextually perduring objects. It is argued that in order to determine the contextual distribution of a particular utterance, one has to take into account the admissible distributions of contextual parameters, their potential referents and the speaker’s referential intentions. Finally, the merits of the view are briefly discussed. Two of the most important are: the analysis of cases of multiple occurrences of indexicals and demonstratives, and the solution to the so-called problem of missing demonstrations.

Keywords

Hybrid names Indexicals Demonstratives 

References

  1. Berckmans, P.: Demonstrative utterances. Philos. Stud. 60, 281–295 (1990)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Babb, M.: Kapitan on indexicals and indexical thought: a retrospective. South. J. Philos. 57(2), 279–294 (2019)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Fine, K.: Acts, events and things. In: Leinfellner, W., Kraemer, E., Schank, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Wittgenstein Symposium, pp. 97–105. Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, Wien (1982)Google Scholar
  4. Kapitan, T.: Indexical metaphysics. In: Meixner, U. (ed.) Metaphysics in the Post-metaphysical Age. Proceedings of the 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, pp. 81–88. Obvethpt Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Vienna (2001)Google Scholar
  5. Kripke, S.: Frege’s theory of sense and reference: some exegetical notes. In: Kripke, S. (ed.) Philosophical Troubles, pp. 254–291. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2011)Google Scholar
  6. Künne, W.: Hybrid proper names. Mind 101, 721–731 (1992)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Künne, W.: Sense, reference and hybridity. Dialectica 64, 529–551 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Lowe, J.E.: A Survey of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2002)Google Scholar
  9. McCullagh, M.: Distributed Utterances (forthcoming)Google Scholar
  10. McTaggart, J.M.E.: The unreality of time. Mind 17, 457–473 (1908)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Mount, A.: The impurity of ‘Pure’ indexicals. Philos. Stud. 138, 193–209 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Penco, C.: Indexicals as demonstratives: on the debate between Kripke and Künne. Grazer Philos. Stud. 88, 55–73 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Penco, C.: Context dependence, MOPs, WHIMs and procedures. In: Christiansen, H., Stojanovic, I., Papadopoulos, George A. (eds.) CONTEXT 2015. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 9405, pp. 410–422. Springer, Cham (2015).  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25591-0_30CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Predelli, S.: Hybrid indexicals and deixis. Erkenntnis 65, 385–403 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Prior, A.N.: Egocentric logic. Noûs 2(3), 191–207 (1968)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Russell, B.: Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits. Simon and Schuster, New York (1948)Google Scholar
  17. Textor, M.: Frege’s theory of hybrid proper names developed and defended. Mind 116, 947–981 (2007)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Textor, M.: Frege’s theory of hybrid proper names extended. Mind 124, 823–847 (2015)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Tichy, P.: Frege and the case of the missing sense. Grazer Philos. Stud. 27(1), 27–47 (1986)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WarsawWarsawPoland

Personalised recommendations