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5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 1. Naming / f. Names eliminated

[we can paraphrase names out of sentences entirely]

6 ideas
The only genuine proper names are 'this' and 'that' [Russell]
We might do without names, by converting them into predicates [Quine, by Kirkham]
Canonical notation needs quantification, variables and predicates, but not names [Quine, by Orenstein]
Quine extended Russell's defining away of definite descriptions, to also define away names [Quine, by Orenstein]
Names are not essential, because naming can be turned into predication [Quine]
Quine's arguments fail because he naively conflates names with descriptions [Fine,K on Quine]