Reference and Necessity: A Rand-Kripke Synthesis? [Book Review]

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7 (1):209 - 228 (2000)

Authors
Roderick Long
Auburn University
Abstract
The widespread assumption among academic philosophers that no truth can be simultaneously necessary and factual, founded on the analytic-synthetic dichotomy, was challenged from outside the profession by Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff in the 1960s, and from within the profession by Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam in the 1970s. Gregory M. Browne's book Necessary Factual Truth represents a long-overdue attempt to synthesize the Rand-Peikoff and Kripke-Putnam approaches into an integrated theory. While Browne's project is partially successful, it gives up one of the chief attractions of these approaches: the ability to preserve continuity of reference across radical theoretical change
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2005
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 46,425
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Rewriting of Ayn Rand's Spoken Answers.Robert L. Campbell - 2011 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 11 (1):81 - 151.
Kripke on Necessity and Identity.Philip Hugly & Charles Sayward - 1998 - Philosophical Papers 27 (3):151-159.
Mimesis and Expression in Ayn Rand's Theory of Art.Kirsti Minsaas - 2005 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7 (1):19 - 56.
Fixing the Reference of Theoretical Terms.Robert Nola - 1980 - Philosophy of Science 47 (4):505-531.
Ayn Rand and Deducing 'Ought' From 'Is'.Lachlan Doughney - 2012 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 12 (1):151-168.
A Guide to Rand Scholarship — I. [REVIEW]Matthew Stoloff - 2000 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 1 (2):333 - 344.
Plato, Aristotle, Rand, and Sexuality. [REVIEW]Fred Seddon - 2008 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 10 (1):207 - 217.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-09-29

Total views
60 ( #146,931 of 2,286,379 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #157,241 of 2,286,379 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature