The causal theory of reference

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John Stuart Mill argued that names can be divided into two types: connotative and non-connotative. Proper names are the only names of objects that are not connotative and do not have a strictly meaning. (Mill 1882) John Searle argues that … Read More

Reference

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Reference Referinţă 1. We have today received the boxes/ bales/ sacks/ crates/ parcels referred to ia your advice note of the… 2. With reference to your consignment of…, we regret that… 1. Astăzi am primit cutiile/ baloturile/ sacii/ lăzile/ pachetele … Read More

History of the Russian roulette

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Legends abound regarding the invention of Russian roulette. Most of these, predictably, take place in Russia, or occur among Russian soldiers. In one legend, 19th century Russian prisoners were forced to play the game while the prison guards bet on … Read More