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Ideas of David Kaplan, by Text

[American, fl. 1979, Pupil of Carnap. Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.]

1967 Transworld Heir Lines
p.100 p.100 Unusual people may have no counterparts, or several
p.100 p.100 Essence is a transworld heir line, rather than a collection of properties
p.89 p.89 Sentences might have the same sense when logically equivalent - or never have the same sense
p.90 p.90 The intension of a sentence is the set of all possible worlds in which it is true
p.97 p.97 Models nicely separate particulars from their clothing, and logicians often accept that metaphysically
p.97 p.97 Logicians like their entities to exhibit a maximum degree of purity
p.98 p.98 The simplest solution to transworld identification is to adopt bare particulars
1975 How to Russell a Frege-Church
I p.211 Russell's analysis means molecular sentences are ambiguous over the scope of the description
II p.214 For Russell, expressions dependent on contingent circumstances must be eliminated
IV p.217 'Haecceitism' is common thisness under dissimilarity, or distinct thisnesses under resemblance
IV p.217 'Haecceitism' says that sameness or difference of individuals is independent of appearances
IV p.219 If quantification into modal contexts is legitimate, that seems to imply some form of haecceitism
1989 Demonstratives
p.2 Indexicals have a 'character' (the standing meaning), and a 'content' (truth-conditions for one context)
p.5 'Content' gives the standard modal profile, and 'character' gives rules for a context