Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures

Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures Saul A. Kripke
  • Title: Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures
  • Author: Saul A. Kripke
  • ISBN: 9780199928385
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Reference and Existence: The John Locke Lectures Saul A. Kripke Reference and Existence The John Locke Lectures Reference and Existence Saul Kripke s John Locke Lectures for can be read as a sequel to his classic Naming and Necessity It confronts important issues left open in that work among them the se
    Reference and Existence, Saul Kripke s John Locke Lectures for 1973, can be read as a sequel to his classic Naming and Necessity It confronts important issues left open in that work among them, the semantics of proper names and natural kind terms as they occur in fiction and in myth negative existential statements the ontology of fiction and myth whether it is trueReference and Existence, Saul Kripke s John Locke Lectures for 1973, can be read as a sequel to his classic Naming and Necessity It confronts important issues left open in that work among them, the semantics of proper names and natural kind terms as they occur in fiction and in myth negative existential statements the ontology of fiction and myth whether it is true that fictional characters like Hamlet, or mythical kinds like bandersnatches, might have existed In treating these questions, he makes a number of methodological observations that go beyond the framework of his earlier book including the striking claim that fiction cannot provide a test for theories of reference and naming In addition, these lectures provide a glimpse into the transition to the pragmatics of singular reference that dominated his influential paper, Speaker s Reference and Semantic Reference a paper that helped reorient linguistic and philosophical semantics Some of the themes have been worked out in later writings by other philosophers many influenced by typescripts of the lectures in circulation but none have approached the careful, systematic treatment provided here The virtuosity of Naming and Necessity the colloquial ease of the tone, the dazzling, on the spot formulations, the logical structure of the overall view gradually emerging over the course of the lectures is on display here as well.
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    About Saul A. Kripke


    1. Saul Aaron Kripke is an American philosopher and logician, now emeritus from Princeton He teaches as distinguished professor of philosophy at CUNY Graduate Center Since the 1960s Kripke has been a central figure in a number of fields related to logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, and set theory Much of his work remains unpublished or exists only as tape recordings and privately circulated manuscripts Kripke was the recipient of the 2001 Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy He has received honorary degrees from the University of Nebraska, Omaha 1977 , Johns Hopkins University 1997 , University of Haifa, Israel 1998 , and the University of Pennsylvania 2005 He is a member of the American Philosophical Society Kripke is also an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy In a recent poll conducted by philosophers Kripke was among the top ten most important philosophers of the past 200 years.


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    1. Reference and Existence transcribed from a series of lectures given in 1973 finds Saul Kripke patching up some of the holes in his theory of direct reference, as well as edging his theory into some new and exciting territories Hence, as might be expected, he provides some further arguments against descriptivism, including a rather compelling critique of the Russellian notion of existence as identity And in the final lecture, he tentatively suggests a solution to the thorny issue of negative exis [...]

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    2. If Naming and Necessity was Dirty Dancing, this book was Dirty Dancing Havana Nights If Naming and Necessity was the original Star Wars trilogy, this book was the prequel Star Wars trilogy If Naming and Necessity was Mulan, this book was Mulan 2 I m exaggerating a little It s not quite that bad.

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