Meeting of the Aristotelian Society held at Senate House, University of London, on 7 November 2011 at 4:15 p.m.
III—Reference by Abstraction
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Hardback)
Volume 112, Issue 1pt1, pages 45–71, April 2012
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Linnebo, Ø. (2012), III—Reference by Abstraction. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Hardback), 112: 45–71. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2012.00325.x
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Frege suggests that criteria of identity should play a central role in the explanation of reference, especially to abstract objects. This paper develops a precise model of how we can come to refer to a particular kind of abstract object, namely, abstract letter types. It is argued that the resulting abstract referents are ‘metaphysically lightweight’.