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Single Idea 17034

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 4. Conceptual Analysis]

Full Idea

Philosophical analyses of some concept like reference, in completely different terms which make no mention of reference, are very apt to fail.

Gist of Idea

Analyses of concepts using entirely different terms are very inclined to fail


Saul A. Kripke (Naming and Necessity lectures [1970], Lecture 2)

Book Reference

Kripke,Saul: 'Naming and Necessity' [Blackwell 1980], p.94

A Reaction

Kripke consistently criticises analysic, and philosophical 'theories'. It is why he wanted a 'direct' theory of reference, with just you and the object.