Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Paperback | June 19, 2003

byScott Soames

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In this fascinating work, Scott Soames offers a new conception of the relationship between linguistic meaning and assertions made by utterances. He gives meanings of proper names and natural kind predicates and explains their use in attitude ascriptions. He also demonstrates the irrelevance ofrigid designation in understanding why theoretical identities containing such predicates are necessary, if true.

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In this fascinating work, Scott Soames offers a new conception of the relationship between linguistic meaning and assertions made by utterances. He gives meanings of proper names and natural kind predicates and explains their use in attitude ascriptions. He also demonstrates the irrelevance ofrigid designation in understanding why theo...

Scott Soames is at Princeton University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 5.12 × 7.8 × 0.91 inPublished:June 19, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195145291

ISBN - 13:9780195145298

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"In this admirable book, Scott Soames provides well defended answers to some of the most difficult and important qurstions in the philosophy of language, and he does so with characteristic thoroughness, clarity, and rigor."--Michael McKinsey, Canadian Journal of Philosophy