Semantic Epistemology: A Brief Response to Devitt

Edouard Machery

Abstract


In this article, I argue that philosophers' intuitions about reference are not more reliable than lay people's and that intuitions about the reference of proper names and uses of proper names provide equally good evidence for theories of reference.

Keywords


semantic epistemology; semantic intuitions; expertise; reference

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.6223