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Single Idea 17874

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Full Idea

There seems to be an incongruity between Kripke's definitionalist account of the essence of kinds (and the induced necessities), and his definition-free account of naming.

Gist of Idea

Kripke has a definitional account of kinds, but not of naming


comment on Saul A. Kripke (Naming and Necessity lectures [1970]) by Joseph Almog - Nature Without Essence X

Book Reference

-: 'Journal of Philosophy' [-], p.374

A Reaction

Putnam places more emphasis on baptising a prototypical example, just as we baptise named things.