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Schiffer, Stephen R. 1978. The basis of reference. Erkenntnis 13 (1) : 171–206.
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S. locates the central question of the theory of reference in the theory of propositional attitude psychology. The basis of a theory of reference must be a theory of the thought in the mind of a person using a singular term; typically, this thought is athought about the object referred to by the singular term on the particular occasion of use.