The New Theory of Reference: Kripke, Marcus, and Its Origins / Edition 1

The New Theory of Reference: Kripke, Marcus, and Its Origins / Edition 1

by P. Humphreys
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792348982

ISBN-13: 9780792348986

Pub. Date: 05/31/1998

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This collection of essays is the definitive version of a widely discussed debate over the origins of the New Theory of Reference. In new articles written especially for this volume, Quentin Smith and Scott Soames, the original participants in the debate, elaborate their positions on who was responsible for the ideas that Saul Kripke presented in his Naming and…  See more details below

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This collection of essays is the definitive version of a widely discussed debate over the origins of the New Theory of Reference. In new articles written especially for this volume, Quentin Smith and Scott Soames, the original participants in the debate, elaborate their positions on who was responsible for the ideas that Saul Kripke presented in his Naming and Necessity. They are joined by John Burgess, who weighs in on the side of Soames, while Smith adds a further dimension in discussing the contributions of philosophers such as Føllesdal, Geach, Hintikka, and Plantinga. Also included are lengthy excerpts from Føllesdal's 1961 Harvard dissertation and a careful examination by Sten Lindström of the respective contributions of Kripke and Stig Kanger to the development of modal semantics. The collection will be essential reading for anyone acquainted with these influential ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792348986
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/31/1998
Series:
Synthese Library Series, #270
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; P. Humphreys, J.H. Fetzer. Part I: The APA Exchange. Marcus, Kripke, and the Origin of the New Theory of Reference; Q. Smith. Revisionism about Reference: A Reply to Smith; S. Soames. Marcus and the New Theory of Reference: A Reply to Scott Soames; Q. Smith. Part II: Replies. More Revisionism About Reference; S. Soames. Marcus, Kripke, and Names; J.P. Burgess. How Not to Write History of Philosophy: A Case Study; J.P. Burgess. Direct, Rigid Designation and A Posteriori Necessity: A History and Critique; Q. Smith. Part III: Historical Origins. Referential Opacity and Modal Logic; D. Føllesdal. An Exposition and Development of Kanger's Early Semantics for Modal Logic; S. Lindström. A More Comprehensive History of the New Theory of Reference; Q. Smith. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.

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