Analytic Philosophy 55 (3):306-318 (2014)

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David Liebesman
University of Calgary
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In the appendix to Naming and Necessity, Kripke espouses the view that necessarily, Sherlock Holmes is not a person. To date, no compelling argument has been extracted from Kripke’s remarks. I give an argument for Kripke’s conclusion that is not only interpretively plausible but also philosophically compelling. I then defend the argument against salient objections.
Keywords Kripke  fictional entities
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DOI 10.1111/phib.12039
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