The Perils of Pauline
Geach (Peter)
Source: The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Dec., 1969), pp. 287-300
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    “For the use of word as a proper name there must in the first instance be someone acquainted with the object named. But language institution ... and the use of a name for a given object ... like other features of language, can be handed down from one generation to another, .... Plato knew Socrates, and Aristotle knew Plato, and Theophrastus knew Aristotle and so on in apostolic succession to our own time; that is why we can legitimately use 'Socrates' as a name the way we do.”

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