Le tappe principali nella storia della filosofia e della scienza sono state sempre segnate da un nuovo modo di intendere le nozioni fondamentali di "necessità", possibilità", "essenza", "verità analitica". Questo breve libro, dovuto a uno dei maggiori logici e filosofi contemporanei, rappresenta una svolta del genere. Kripke vi espone senza alcun tecnicismo le idee che hanno guidato le sue ricerche logiche o che queste gli hanno suggerito. Ne emerge una metafisica molto diversa da quella corrente, di stampo empiristico. Kripke riprende la distinzione aristotelica, a lungo rifiutata, tra proprietà essenziali e proprietà accidentali; critica gran parte delle teorie di Frege e Russell sul linguaggio e sul modo in cui i nomi si riferiscono alle cose; riesamina le concezioni di Kant, e sottopone a una critica serrata il materialismo come teoria della mente. Per la forza delle sue argomentazioni, il libro costituisce una di quelle opere con cui ogni cultore di studi filosofici è chiamato a misurarsi.
- ISBN: 8833911357
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 162
As you can see if you read the other reviews, there are a lot of ways to approach Naming and Necessity , and some of them get into very technical philosophical territory. Those ways of reading it are interesting, but I think that what Kripke is saying is, in the end, quite simple, which is why the bo Leggi tutto
To listen to this review as a podcast, click below: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... _________________________ It really is a nice theory. The only defect I think it has is probably common to all philosophical theories. It’s wrong. You may suspect me of proposing another theory in its place; Leggi tutto
I remember in graduate school, when Kripke visited as a young genius, I didn’t know quite what to make of him. I remember A. J. Ayer, the logical positivist and a bastion of British philosophy, expostulating from the podium, “So there, Kripke!” in the middle of a presentation, as though Kripke were Leggi tutto
Like virtually all analytic philosophy, Kripke's work is basically outsider art ('outsider philosophy') -- that is, naively working with concepts and language without understanding the history of any of the terms involved, treating Plato's dialogues as a journal article written yesterday, and philos Leggi tutto
It has to be said, although it's too much said, that Naming and Necessity revolutionized philosophy of language and is probably the most influential book in analytic philosophy in the past half-century. I've read Naming and Necessity four times now and am still surprised by it. Kripke's style is, pa Leggi tutto
An extremely important book for the philosophy of language, and also very relevant in philosophy of mind. The book consists of 3 transcribed+edited lectures which Kripke apparently gave extemporaneously. This lecture format means that the book is rather quick and easy to read, and almost entirely fr Leggi tutto
How do words (in language) refer to things (objects) in the world? What is the meaning? Is the molecular formula of water essential or possible? What is identity in objects (or individuals)? How do we refer to things that are not (non-existent)? For example: Unicorn or Sherlock Holmes. Kripke's discussio Leggi tutto
For a "revolutionary" or "landmark" book, it contains surprisingly nothing of substance. I suppose it's interesting for people who already accept notions like necessity and the a priori, and for those who think that the notion of "meaning" is clear enough to lean on for any substantive philosophical Leggi tutto
Saul Kripke’s Naming and Necessity addresses how words come to point to the things in the world that they refer to. Kripke successfully paints a more accurate picture of how this happens than the accepted view. Further, Kripke shows how we can have empirical knowledge of necessities by showing that Leggi tutto
Mixed bag. Good and important arguments against the descriptive theory of names, supplemented by a compelling sketch of Kripke’s own theory. But both this sketch and the arguments of the book are marred by structurelessness and incompleteness. For instance, Kripke fails to ever explicitly set out th Leggi tutto
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