Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Adorno, Th.W. Proper Names   Adorno, Th.W.
Anscombe, G. E. M. Proper Names   Anscombe, G. E. M.
Benjamin, W. Proper Names   Benjamin, W.
Bigelow, John Proper Names   Bigelow, John
Black, Max Proper Names   Black, Max
Brandom, Robert Proper Names   Brandom, Robert
Burge, Tyler Proper Names   Burge, Tyler
Burkhardt, A. Proper Names   Burkhardt, A.
Carnap, Rudolf Proper Names   Carnap, Rudolf
Chisholm, Roderick M. Proper Names   Chisholm, Roderick M.
Cresswell, M.J. Proper Names   Cresswell, M.J.
Dummett, Michael Proper Names   Dummett, Michael
Evans, Gareth Proper Names   Evans, Gareth
Frege, Gottlob Proper Names   Frege, Gottlob
Geach, Peter T. Proper Names   Geach, Peter T.
Goodman, Nelson Proper Names   Goodman, Nelson
Hobbes, Th. Proper Names   Hobbes, Th.
Husserl, E. Proper Names   Husserl, E.
Jackson, Frank C. Proper Names   Jackson, Frank C.
Kaplan, D. Proper Names   Kaplan, D.
Kripke, Saul Aaron Proper Names   Kripke, Saul Aaron
Lewis, David Proper Names   Lewis, David
Locke, John Proper Names   Locke, John
Logic Texts Proper Names   Logic Texts
Meixner, Uwe Proper Names   Meixner, Uwe
Mill, John Stuart Proper Names   Mill, John Stuart
Millikan, Ruth Proper Names   Millikan, Ruth
Montague, R. Proper Names   Montague, R.
Nozick, Robert Proper Names   Nozick, Robert
Peacocke, Christopher Proper Names   Peacocke, Christopher
Prior, Arthur Proper Names   Prior, Arthur
Quine, Willard Van Orman Proper Names   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Russell, Bertrand Proper Names   Russell, Bertrand
Searle, John R. Proper Names   Searle, John R.
Sellars, Wilfrid Proper Names   Sellars, Wilfrid
Strawson, Peter F. Proper Names   Strawson, Peter F.
Tarski, A. Proper Names   Tarski, A.
Wiggins, D. Proper Names   Wiggins, D.
Wittgenstein, L. Proper Names   Wittgenstein, L.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30