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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Tyler Burge
Wolf I 27
Names/BurgeVsKripke/BurgeVsDonnellan: not singular terms, but predicates (like Russell).
E.g. "There is a time t for speaker S a reference action x on an object y, such that the following is true: y is a Socrates and y is bald".
The sub-proposition "y is a Socrates" thus has a truth-condition for itself. Reference is not eliminated. Twofold reference: for reference action and naming.


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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.

Burge I
T. Burge
Origins of Objectivity Oxford 2010

K II siehe Wol I
U. Wolf (Hg)
Eigennamen Frankfurt 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-22