<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kaplan (David) - Demonstratives (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21262.htm">Demonstratives</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/K/Author_Kaplan (David).htm">Kaplan (David)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Harnish (Robert M.) - Basic Topics in the Philosophy of Language</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21262.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperCitings_21262.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PapersToNotes_21262.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P21262_1">Abstract</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P21262_1"></A></u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="disc"><li>For at least twelve years this paper was an underground classic, circulating in mimeographed form before its publication in 1989. The essay was effectively completed in 1971 and Kaplan's lectures from it in the 1970s account for the apparent anomaly of commentaries to a 1989 paper appearing in 1975. </li><li>The title is misleading, as Kaplan acknowledges. Although demonstratives are the entering wedge, the essay explores a wide variety of referring expressions: indexicals, proper names, definite descriptions, <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">natural kind</A><SUP>2</SUP> terms, and pronouns. </li><li>Like Kripke and Putnam, Kaplan is concerned to explore the relationship between the semantics of such terms and broader epistemological and metaphysical issues. He introduced the important notions of direct reference, singular proposition, character and content that are now so much a part of the current idiom in the philosophy of language. </li></ul></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Selections from 'Demonstratives', in J. Almog, et al, (eds) Themes from Kaplan, 1989<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P21262_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P21262_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: Taken from <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21182.htm">Harnish (Robert M.) - Basic Topics in the Philosophy of Language: Introduction</A>". <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:34" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:34:32</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>