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Ideas of David Kaplan, by Text

[American, b.1933, Pupil of Carnap. Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.]

1967 Transworld Heir Lines
p.100 p.100 Essence is a transworld heir line, rather than a collection of properties
p.100 p.100 Unusual people may have no counterparts, or several
p.89 p.89 Sentences might have the same sense when logically equivalent - or never have the same sense
p.97 p.97 Logicians like their entities to exhibit a maximum degree of purity
p.97 p.97 Models nicely separate particulars from their clothing, and logicians often accept that metaphysically
p.98 p.98 The simplest solution to transworld identification is to adopt bare particulars
1970 Dthat
p.144 Are causal descriptions part of the causal theory of reference, or are they just metasemantic? [Schaffer,J]
1975 How to Russell a Frege-Church
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) [MaciÓ/Garcia-Carpentiro]
p.5 'Content' gives the standard modal profile, and 'character' gives rules for a context [Schroeter]