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Rigid designation and theoretical identities

Author: Joseph LaPorte
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph LaPorte offers an original account of the connections between the reference of words for properties and kinds, and theoretical identity statements. He argues that terms for properties, as well  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph LaPorte
ISBN: 9780199609208 0199609209
OCLC Number: 822878993
Description: 245 s
Contents: 1. Rigid Designators for Concrete Objects and for Properties ; 2. On the Coherence of the Distinction ; 3. On Whether the Distinction Assigns to Rigidity the Right Role ; 4. A Uniform Treatment of Property Designators as Singular Terms ; 5. Rigid Appliers ; 6. Rigidity-Associated Arguments in Support of Theoretical Identity Statements: on their Significance and the Cost of their Philosophical Resources ; 7. The Skeptical Argument Impugning Psychophysical Identity Statements: on its Significance and the Cost of its Philosophical Resources ; 8. The Skeptical Argument Further Examined: on Resources, Allegedly Overlooked, for Confirming Psychophysical Identities ; References ; Index
Responsibility: by Joseph LaPorte.

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