chapter  Chapter 5
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Reference

WithHanoch Ben-Yami

In this chapter I discuss our concept of reference. Although I shall try to clarify what reference consists in, this question will interest us only to the extent in which it helps either to allay qualms about some kinds of reference or demonstrate the parallel between singular and plural reference. My clarification of the nature of reference will therefore be only partial. I shall refer in two places to authors who discuss in more detail some central elements of the view I hold.