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Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145281
eISBN:
9780199833702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145283.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In Naming and Necessity Saul Kripke undermined descriptive analyses of names by showing that names are rigid designators; thereby telling us what their meanings are not, but not what they are. In ... More


What Is It for a General Term to Be a Rigid Designator?

Scott Soames

in Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145281
eISBN:
9780199833702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145283.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Ch. 9 initiates an investigation of the similarities between proper names and natural kind terms by arguing that although most proper names are clearly rigid, application of the notion of rigid ... More


Remarks on the philosophy of names

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Thinking about names has exercised most of the leading figures in philosophy. However, Mill's work brought into focus what has remained perhaps the major issue, arising from his contention that names ... More


Direct Reference by Designation

Joseph Almog

in Referential Mechanics: Direct Reference and the Foundations of Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199314379
eISBN:
9780199349487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314379.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

In this chapter, Saul Kripke's theory of rigid designation and his defense of a Millian approach to names are examined. His account of names inside the framework of possible-worlds semantics is ... More


Supplanting Linguistic Cartesianism

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160529
eISBN:
9780199835072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160525.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The radical anti-Frege project begins with the rejection, on more or less empirical grounds, of one of its central notions, the cognitive fix idea. This chapter is a defense of the coherence of the ... More


Kripke and Putnam on Natural Kind Terms *

Keith Donnellan, Joseph Almog, and Paolo Leonardi

in Essays on Reference, Language, and Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199857999
eISBN:
9780190267667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199857999.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter studies the application of some of the central ideas developed by Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam concerning singular terms to general terms for kinds, showing that the theory of natural ... More


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