Quote: the causal theory of names is incorrect; e.g., a tribe where every name is known by ostension and hence description

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naming by pointing or recognition
causal theory of names

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Does the causal theory or picture give the … see this, imagine a primitive hunter-gatherer community with … Imagine that everybody in the tribe knows everybody … tribe. Imagine, furthermore, that as the children grow … streets, houses, etc., by ostension. Suppose also that … one's name is ever mentioned after his death. … has an institution of proper names used for … not a single use of a name in … Every use of the name in this tribe … name with the object. … When I say "Baxter", I mean the man … Baxter, or the man whom I saw baptized … is Intentional causation.   Google-1   Google-2

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