Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Names, proper names, philosophy: the status of proper names is a relatively new philosophical problem. S. A. Kripke has treated it as one of the first in “Naming and Necessity” (three lectures at Princeton University 1970, reprint Cambridge, 1980). Against the traditional bundle theory, according to which the meaning of names lies in the properties, or at least in the essential properties of their bearers, Kripke develops a causal theory of the names, which ultimately goes back to a baptism in the broader sense. The decisive point is that the name is associated with the person but it is not required that the person has any additional properties. See also causal theory, possible worlds, rigidity, rigid designators, descriptions.
 
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non-reflexive: name: refer in any possible world on themselves but not reflexively, because not by the meaning or of the sense - "by reflexive sense": e.g. "some people are VERY LOUD" (reference "from the inside") - ceremony of the feature through the act of bringing forth - on the other hand: Index: is a feature which is awarded from the outside, not by the act - reference from the outside: picks out a property.

No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

No II
R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25