Thanks to Ben Caplan, Michael Nelson, David Sosa, Jason Stanley, and two referees for Mind & Language for their very helpful comments.
Recent Defenses of Descriptivism
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Mind & Language
Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 103–139, February 2005
How to Cite
Everett, A. (2005), Recent Defenses of Descriptivism. Mind & Language, 20: 103–139. doi: 10.1111/j.0268-1064.2005.00279.x
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Abstract: David Sosa, Michael Nelson, and Jason Stanley have recently offered a series of interesting and provocative challenges to Kripke's modal arguments against Descriptivism. In this paper I explore these challenges and some of the issues to which they give rise. I argue that, in the end, all three challenges fail.