Modality Reference & Sense
An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

By Sitansu S. Chakravarti
September 2001
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 81-215-1021-X
160 pages
$27.50 hardcover

Language Studies

This books points to a new logic of singular designators based upon a close analysis of work by contemporary philosophers of language.


Problem of Substitutivity
The Same Refrring Us
A Solution Proposed
The Views of Frege, Russell & Quine
Quine on the Modal Context
Hinitikka's Approach
Rigid & Non-Rigid Designators
Contingent A-Priori Truths
Meaning vis-a-vis a Reference?
Proper Names & Definite Descriptions
Sense of Proper Names & Kripke's Puzzle About Belief
Mill's View vis-a-vis Plantinga's
Frege on Proper Names: Through Church's Eyes
Russell & Definite Descriptions
Knowledge by Description & Knowledge of
On Kaplan's Logic of Demonstratives

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