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Modality De Re: Objections

Alvin Plantinga

in The Nature of Necessity

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198244141
eISBN:
9780191598241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198244142.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I discuss three objections to essentialism. The first objection is from Gilbert Harman, who claims that because numbers can be identified or reduced to sets it follows that numbers cannot have ... More


“Literal” Uses of Proper Names

Delia G. Fara

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter defends the view that names are predicates that apply to a thing just in case that thing is a bearer of that name. It does this by examining cases in which a name is a predicate that ... More


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