Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Pierre example: (from Saul Kripke, "A Puzzle about Belief", in N. Salmon and S. Soames, eds. “Propositions and Attitudes” (Oxford University Press, 1988), p. 124.) Pierre has learned that Londres is a beautiful city. He also believes at the same time that London is ugly. The problem is a special one here, as it is not about "capital of ...", but names, which are supposed to not change their referents. See also reference, propositional attitudes, de re, de dicto, thought objects, intensional objects, opacity.
 
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Pierre-example/Kripke/Stalnaker: the situation is commonplace. - Problem: the standard semantics does not allow us to express that the two cities are the same and different at the same time.

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23