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Title: Beyond Rigidity
Subtitle: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity
Written By: Scott Soames
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195145283.html
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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.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195145283
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 392 pp
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