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Introduction: Frege on Reference and Quantification
1.1 Lecture Outline
1.1.1 Function, Concept and Object
1.1.2 Logically Proper Names and Objects
1.2 Suggested Further Reading
Frege on Sense
2.1 Lecture Outline
2.1.1 The Arguments for Sense
2.1.2 What are Senses?
2.1.3 Sense, Force and Tone
2.2 Suggested Further Reading
Russell and the Theory of Descriptions
3.1 Lecture Outline
3.1.1 The Semantic Value of Definite Descriptions
3.1.2 Names as Definite Descriptions
3.1.3 The Superfluity of Sense
3.1.4 Knowledge by Acquaintance and by Description
3.2 Suggested Further Reading
‘Descriptive’ vs Direct Theories of Reference
4.1 Lecture Outline
4.1.1 The ‘Cluster Concept’ Theory of Names
4.2 Suggested Further Reading
Essentialism and the Theory of Direct Reference
5.1 Lecture Outline
5.1.1 The Necessity of Identity
5.1.2 Three Puzzles Concerning the Necessity of Identity
5.1.3 Essentialism
6.1.1 The Paradox of the Mathematical Cyclist
6.1.2 Extensionality and Referential Transparency
6.1.3 Chisholm’s Paradox
6.1.4 Stalemate?
6.2 Suggested Further Reading
Salmon: Pulling a Rabbit from a Hat?
7.1 Lecture Outline
7.1.1 The Necessity of Origin
7.2 Suggested Further Reading
The Neo-Fregean Response
8.1 Lecture Outline
8.1.1 The Orthodox Interpretation of Sinn
8.2 Suggested Further Reading
Externalism, Singular Thought and De Re Sense
9.1 Lecture Outline
9.2 Suggested Further Reading
Modal Logic
A.1 Introduction
A.2 Propositional Modal Logic
A.3 Predicate Modal Logic
The Scope of a Definite Description
Glossary of Technical Terms
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