• A note on mental content in the Causal Theory 

      Smit, J. P. (Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2013)
      Kripke's causal theory requires that downstream users of a name must have the intention to use the name in the same way that upstream users did. Kripke, however, has demonstrated no need for this requirement qua independent ...
    • Some lessons from Kripke’s a puzzle about belief 

      Smit, J. P. (Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2011)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The literature on Kripke’s A Puzzle About Belief has delivered convincing answers to the problem raised by Kripke. This is so both for referentialists and descriptivists. In this article I consider what ...
    • Speaker's reference, semantic reference and public reference 

      Smit, J. P. (Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Kripke (1977) views Donnellan’s (1966) misdescription cases as cases where semantic reference and speaker’s reference come apart. Such cases, however, are also cases where semantic reference conflicts ...