Naming and Necessity

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Wiley, Jan 8, 1991 - Philosophy - 184 pages
Naming and Necessity has had a great and increasing influence. It redirected philosophical attention to neglected questions of natural and metaphysical necessity and to the connections between these and theories of naming, and of identity. This seminal work, to which today's thriving essentialist metaphysics largely owes its impetus, is here reissued in a newly corrected form with a new preface by the author. If there is such a thing as essential reading in metaphysics, or in philosophy of language, this is it.

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This is, and should be, a classic in philosophy. It is a rebirth of metaphysics, which was killed of by the logical positivists. It demonstrates the necessity and shows the metaphysical problems in a ... Read full review

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