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Wed Dec 11 2002

Books: Semantics: Soames

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  1. bartonm, Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda...

Message 1: Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda...

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 13:57:28 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda...

Title: Beyond Rigidity
Subtitle: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Scott Soames, Princeton University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0195145283, Pages: 392 pp, Price: $ 37.50

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

Lingfield(s): Semantics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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