Volume 11, Issue 1, 2009
Symposium: Did God Mandate Genocide?
Quid ergo Hipponium et Floridensis?
Or, Does Horner Succeed in Referring? A Rejoinder
David Horner has recently offered a medieval argument for an Anglophilic pronunciation of the name of St. Augustine. I claim his disputatious account fails, both on an account of interlinguistic phonological equivalence, and on a Kripkean-style rigid-designator theory of reference. It turns out, surprisingly, that Floridians are closer to the truth about the correct pronunciation of the medieval saint’s name than are Englishmen.