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Single Idea 10436

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / b. Rigid designation]

Full Idea

In the Kripkean perspective, rigidity is understood in such a way that an expression may have as referent at a world an object which does not exist at that world.

Gist of Idea

A rigid expression may refer at a world to an object not existing in that world


report of Saul A. Kripke (Naming and Necessity lectures [1970]) by Mark Sainsbury - The Essence of Reference 18.6

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language', ed/tr. Lepore,E/Smith,B [OUP 2008], p.416

A Reaction

This means that 'the present King of France' is a rigid designator.