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Scott Soames

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780691138664

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691138664.001.0001

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Rigid Designation, Direct Reference, and Indexicality

Rigid Designation, Direct Reference, and Indexicality

(p.77) Chapter Four Rigid Designation, Direct Reference, and Indexicality
Philosophy of Language

Scott Soames

Princeton University Press

This chapter discusses the contributions of Saul Kripke and David Kaplan, which are leading elements of a body of work that changed the course of analytic philosophy. It first deals with the views of Kripke. The necessity featured in Naming and Necessity is the nonlinguistic notion needed for quantified modal logic and the modal de re. Kripke's articulation of this notion is linked to his discussion of rigid designation, and metaphysical essentialism. The remainder of the chapter deals with Kaplan, focusing on the tension between logic and semantics; the basic structure of the logic of demonstratives; direct reference and rigid designation; and English demonstratives vs. “dthat”-rigidified descriptions.

Keywords:   language, analytic philosophy, Saul Kripke, David Kaplan, logic, semantics

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