That’s the Guy Who Might Have Lost

Analytic Philosophy 62 (4):418-426 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In an influential passage of Naming and Necessity Kripke argues, with the help of a fictional dialogue, that de re metaphysical modal distinctions have intuitive content. In this note I clarify the workings of the argument, and what it does and does not support. I conclude that Kripke’s argument does not, despite possible appearances, support the view that metaphysical modal distinctions are made in common sense discourse. The argument does however support the view that if metaphysical modal distinctions make sense at the level of statements or states of affairs, then they also make sense de re.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Experience of Being Lost.George Michael Thweatt - 2000 - Dissertation, The University of Tennessee
The Lost Narrative of the Lost Woman.Margaret Soltan - 1989 - Feminist Studies 15 (3):563.
Láska jako vášeň. Paradigm lost.Niklas Luhmann - 2002 - Filosoficky Casopis 50:873-876.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-09-08

Downloads
196 (#66,078)

6 months
35 (#37,508)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Tristan Grøtvedt Haze
University of Melbourne

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Essence and modality.Kit Fine - 1994 - Philosophical Perspectives 8 (Logic and Language):1-16.
Naming and Necessity.Saul A. Kripke - 1980 - Philosophy 56 (217):431-433.
Modal science.Timothy Williamson - 2016 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 46 (4-5):453-492.
CIA leaks.Kai von Fintel & Anthony S. Gillies - 2008 - Philosophical Review 117 (1):77-98.

View all 7 references / Add more references