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From the Publisher"Saul Kripke's classic lectures, Naming and Necessity,changed the way we think about reference and intentionality, but itremains controversial just what the basic lesson of his work shouldbe. In this book, Frank Jackson, with his characteristic clarity ofmind and down-to-earth style of argument, articulates the view thatKripke's insights and arguments can be reconciled with a version ofthe description theory that were the focus of his attack. Jacksonclarifies the terrain by putting the issue in the wider context ofthe role of language in the exchange of information. Much of whathe says is persuasive, and all of it is challenging, stimulatingand clarifying."
—Robert Stalnaker, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology