The New Theory of Reference: Kripke, Marcus, and Its Origins / Edition 1 by P. Humphreys | 9780792355786 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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: 0792355784

ISBN-13: 9780792355786

Pub. Date: 03/31/1999

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This collection of essays is the definitive version of a widely discus sed debate over the origins of the New Theory of Reference. In new art icles written especially for this volume, Quentin Smith and Scott Soam es, the original participants in the debate, elaborate their positions on who was responsible for the ideas that Saul Kripke presented in hi s Naming and

Overview

This collection of essays is the definitive version of a widely discus sed debate over the origins of the New Theory of Reference. In new art icles written especially for this volume, Quentin Smith and Scott Soam es, the original participants in the debate, elaborate their positions on who was responsible for the ideas that Saul Kripke presented in hi s Naming and Necessity. They are joined by John Burgess, who weighs in on the side of Soames, while Smith adds a further dimension in discus sing the contributions of philosophers such as F0llesdal, Geach, Hinti kka, and Plantinga. Also included are lengthy excerpts from F0llesdal' s 1961 Harvard dissertation and a careful examination by Sten Lindstrw m of the respective contributions of Kripke and Stig Kanger to the dev elopment of modal semantics. The collection will be essential reading for anyone acquainted with these influential ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792355786
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/31/1999
Series:
Synthese Library Series, #270
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
304
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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