Ed Buckner

Ed Buckner studied and taught philosophy at the University of Bristol in England. He has a number of publications in the area of both analytic philosophy and medieval logic and philosophy. He is the author, with Jack Zupko, of Duns Scotus on Time & Existence, a translation of an early work by the philosopher-theologian Duns Scotus, with a comprehensive and detailed commentary. Now mostly retired, he curates the Logic Museum, a collection of primary sources in the history of logic.

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  1. Dale Tuggy
    January 9, 2017 @ 7:37 am

    “1. Nebo-Sarsekim = Nebo-Nabu
    2. ‘Nebo-Sarsekim’ designates Nebo-Sarsekim
    3. Therefore ‘Nebo-Sarsekim’ designates Nebo-Nabu

    But why should we buy the move to (3)? It’s not at all obvious to me.”

    Why isn’t the answer trivial? Designation/referring is like pointing. If you point at x, and y = x, you’ve pointed at y. Surely designation can involve more than that, but doesn’t it involve at least that?

    Why isn’t that good enough?