Saul Kripke

Saul Kripke

Certainly the philosopher of 'possible worlds' must take care that his technical apparatus not push him to ask questions whose meaningfulness is not supported by our original intuitions of possibility that gave the apparatus its point.More Saul Kripke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any necessary truth, whether a priori or a posteriori, could not have turned out otherwiseMore Saul Kripke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let's call something a rigid designator if in every possible world it designates the same object, a non-rigid or accidental designator if that is not the case. Of course we don't require that the objects exist in all possible worlds.... When we think of a property as essential to an object we usually mean that it is true of that object in any case where it would have existed. A rigid designator of a necessary existent can be called strongly rigid.More Saul Kripke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Logical investigations can obviously be a useful tool for philosophy. They must, however, be informed by a sensitivity to the philosophical significance of the formalism and by a generous admixture of common sense, as well as a thorough understanding both of the basic concepts and of the technical details of the formal material used. It should not be supposed that the formalism can grind out philosophical results in a manner beyond the capacity of ordinary philosophical reasoning. There is no mathematical substitute foMore Saul Kripke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be painMore Saul Kripke quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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