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9780195145298 / 0195145291

Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

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Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In this fascinating work, Scott Soames offers a new conception of the relationship between linguistic meaning and assertions made by utterances. He gives meanings of proper names and natural kind predicates and explains their use in attitude ascriptions. He also demonstrates the irrelevance of rigid designation in understanding why theoretical identities containing such predicates are necessary, if true.

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