Grazer Philosophische Studien 73 (1):221-230 (2006)
|Abstract||Th e simple proposal about rigidity for predicates can be stated thus: a predicate is rigid if its canonical nominalization signiﬁ es the same property across the different possible worlds. I have tried elsewhere to defend such a proposal from the trivialization problem, according to which any predicate whatsoever would turn out to be rigid. Benjamin Schnieder (2005) aims ﬁ rst to rebut my argument that some canonical nominalizations can be ﬂ exible, then to provide ﬁ ve arguments to the eﬀ ect that they are all rigid, and ﬁ nally to propose a general explanation of why they are all rigid. I show ﬁ rst why my argument has not been rebutted, then why Schnieder’s ﬁ ve arguments for their rigidity all fail, and ﬁ nally why the alleged “explanation” cannot be such, as the facts alluded to are neutral with respect to the rigidity or ﬂ exibility of the nominalizations|
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