Empty Representations: Reference and Non-Existence edited by Manuel Garcia-Carpintero and Genoveva Marti
It is the linguistic job of singular terms to pick out the objects that we think or talk about. But what about singular terms that seem to fail to designate anything, because the objects they refer to don't exist? We can employ these terms in meaningful thought and talk, which suggests that they are succeeding in fulfilling their representational task. A team of leading experts presents new essays on the much-debated problem of empty reference and thought.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780199647057. 359 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.