Ideas from 'De Re and De Dicto' by Alvin Plantinga [1969], by Theme Structure
[found in 'Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality' by Plantinga,Alvin [OUP 2003,0195103777]].
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5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 1. Naming / a. Names
14650

Maybe proper names involve essentialism

6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Numbers / g. Real numbers
14648

Could I name all of the real numbers in one fell swoop? Call them all 'Charley'?

9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 4. Individuation / d. Individuation by haecceity
14647

Surely selfidentity is essential to Socrates?

9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 9. Essence and Properties
14646

An object has a property essentially if it couldn't conceivably have lacked it

10. Modality / A. Necessity / 4. De re / De dicto modality
14642

Expressing modality about a statement is 'de dicto'; expressing it of propertypossession is 'de re'

14643

'De dicto' true and 'de re' false is possible, and so is 'de dicto' false and 'de re' true

14649

Can we find an appropriate 'de dicto' paraphrase for any 'de re' proposition?

10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / a. Transworld identity
14651

What Socrates could have been, and could have become, are different?
