[hist-analytic] Kripke on the A priori and A posteriori
Baynesr at comcast.net
Baynesr at comcast.net
Wed Nov 11 11:00:52 EST 2009
Ah, C'mon Roger! Read Kripke before critizing him.
He's really a hell of a lot more fun than most of those
other guys, even Carnap; and he has some really very
If you detach the association I made in my last posting
with Evans, then I think most all of your criticisms are not
criticisms of Kripke at all. They are far more general.
But that "cool" with me, just so long as I can figure out
from where you begin to where you are going. Not so
sure. For example, what do you take a proposition to
be? There is a lot of disgreement here. What you've
said may apply to only a couple versions etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Bishop Jones" <rbj at rbjones.com>
To: hist-analytic at simplelists.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:45:50 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: Kripke on the A priori and A posteriori
On Wednesday 11 November 2009 12:21:07 Baynesr at comcast.net wrote:
> There are two things Kripke might say. The first thing he would say is that
> you are attributing views to him he doesn't hold, and that you need to be
> more specific as to where he has said what you think he believes, otherwise
> we fall into impressionism.
I hope it he did say that he would also be specific about which attribution he
was contesting. and I hope I may be excused in this context from supplying
details until challenged, specifically!
I have read very little of Kripke and have no intention of reading any more
than necessary, so I posted on this topic risking criticism on my
understanding of Kripke (aiming primarily to defend Carnap against the
possibility that Kripke might have refuted him).
> Evans claims - and I think he is right, although I'm not sure of what
> we can draw - that Kripke's notion of rigid designation is "relativized" to
> individual, whereas on Evans's view it is not; that is, it is tied to a
> public language.
I can't see how that bears upon the arguments i presented.
I might add, that my arguments against Kripke are independent of whether there
are rigid designators, and even of what expressions are rigid designators.
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