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Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

 
 
 
 
Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity
Author: Scott Soames
ISBN 13: 9780195145298
ISBN 10: 195145291
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
List Price: $56.00
 
 

In this fascinating work, Scott Soames offers a new conception of the relationship between linguistic meaning and assertions made by utterances. He gives meanings of proper names and natural kind predicates and explains their use in attitude ascriptions. He also demonstrates the irrelevance of rigid designation in understanding why theoretical identities containing such predicates are necessary, if true.