|Designation: ascription of a character to an object that allows the localization within an order, as opposed to naming. See also denotation, individuation, identification, specification._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Designation/Kripke: has nothing to do with existence: Wrong question: "Does ___ live on Mars?" and then insert name - ((s)substitutional quantification: would be satisfied by name, because it refuses an ontology that goes beyond its expressions.)
Kripke I 121
Designation does not create identity: same epistemic situation Phosphorus/Hesperus named as different celestial bodies - quite possible, therefore contingent, but does not affect the actual identity. - We use them as names in all possible worlds.
Geach: Designation reflects something important: Nixon = human (a priori) - KripkeVs: Lot’s guests - despite designation Angel - Difference: use of the name/designation - no case of indeterminacy of reference._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Naming and Necessity, Dordrecht/Boston 1972
Name und Notwendigkeit Frankfurt 1981
Saul A. Kripke
"Speaker’s Reference and Semantic Reference", in: Midwest Studies in Philosophy 2 (1977) 255-276
Eigennamen, Ursula Wolf, Frankfurt/M. 1993
Saul A. Kripke
Is there a problem with substitutional quantification?
Truth and Meaning, G. Evans/J McDowell, Oxford 1976
S. A. Kripke
Outline of a Theory of Truth (1975)
Recent Essays on Truth and the Liar Paradox, R. L. Martin (Hg), Oxford/NY 1984