more from Saul A. Kripke

Single Idea 2408

[catalogued under 10. Modality / D. Knowledge of Modality / 3. A Posteriori Necessary]

Full Idea

Kripke has demonstrated the existence of necessary truths such as "water is H2O" whose necessity is only knowable a posteriori.

Gist of Idea

Kripke has demonstrated that some necessary truths are only knowable a posteriori


report of Saul A. Kripke (Naming and Necessity lectures [1970]) by David J.Chalmers - The Conscious Mind 2.4.2

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.131