On Kripke's argument against the identity thesis

Philosophia 5 (October):499-506 (1975)
"Pain" need not be a rigid designator, but instead may pick out a state by its causal role. If it is a rigid designator, then the apparent contingency of identity comes from imagining something else filling the causal role
Keywords Identity  Materialism  Metaphysics  Mind  Necessity  Kripke, S  Smart, J
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DOI 10.1007/BF02379272
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