Saul Aaron Kripke (born November 13, 1940) is an American philosopher and logician. He is a professor emeritus at Princeton and teaches as a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. Since the 1960s Kripke has been a central figure in a number of fields related to mathematical logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, epistemology, and set theory. Much of his work remains unpublished or exists only as tape-recordings and privately circulated manuscripts. Kripke was the recipient of the 2001 Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy. A recent poll conducted among philosophers ranked Kripke among the top ten most important philosophers of the past 200 years.
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... Saul Kripke defended direct reference theory when applied to proper names ... Kripke claims that proper names do not have any "senses" at all, because senses only offer contingent facts about things ... Kripke articulated this view using the formal apparatus of possible worlds ...
... the descriptivist may hold that the proper name Saul Kripke is synonymous with the collection of descriptions such as the man who wrote Naming and Necessity a person who was born on November 13, 1940 ... The descriptivist takes the meaning of the name Saul Kripke to be that collection of descriptions and takes the referent of the name to be the thing that ... So, the sentence such as "Saul Kripke stands next to a table" has the same meaning as the following collection of sentences The man who wrote Naming and Necessity stands next to a table ...
... Saul Kripke examined the relation between sense and reference in dealing with possible and actual situations ... Kripke also drew the distinction between speaker's meaning and semantic meaning, elaborating on the work of ordinary language philosophers Paul Grice and Keith Donnellan ...
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