Open Peer Commentary Millikan, R. G.: A common structure for concepts of individuals, stuffs, and real kinds: More Mama, more milk, and more mouse
Names, and what they are names of
Greg Carlson a1 a1 Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627
Terms designating substances and kinds function grammatically
much like proper names of individuals. This supports Ruth Millikan's
theory, but it also poses the question of how we can understand the
reference of kind terms when the ontological status of the kind term
is uncertain or disputed.