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Single Idea 17052

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 8. A Priori as Analytic]

Full Idea

If statements whose a priori truth is known via the fixing of a reference are counted as analytic, then some analytic truths are contingent.

Gist of Idea

The a priori analytic truths involving fixing of reference are contingent


Saul A. Kripke (Naming and Necessity notes and addenda [1972], note 63)

Book Reference

Kripke,Saul: 'Naming and Necessity' [Blackwell 1980], p.122