Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Oxford University Press (2002)
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.
Keywords Linguistics   Philosophy of Language   Artificial Intelligence   Computational Linguistics   Semantics   Syntax
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Call number BD417.S63 2002
ISBN(s) 0195145283   9780195145281  
DOI 10.1023/A:1024175605019
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