Centre for Logic and Language Special Lecture

Centre for Logic and Language Special Lecture
30 May 2019, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Naming and Necessity Revisited

A lecture from Saul Kripke


In this talk I will presuppose knowledge of Naming and Necessity and will take the opportunity to revisit some of its more controversial points. I will address some misinterpretations as well as discuss some statements and characterizations I made that do need modification, correction, or further elaboration. Some of the topics I hope to discuss are, for example, a footnote that appears to give a trivial endorsement of the description theory after everything I had said against it, Evan’s ‘Madagascar’ example, the view that Putnam’s linguistic division of labor could replace my own picture, and some of my own remarks on natural kinds


The Centre for Logic and Language hosts a regular seminar series - the Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics Forum (LEM). The forum generally meets fortnightly in term time.


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