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Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Vol.16 No.2 (47) Rujan 2016.

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Superficially and Deeply Contingent A Priori Truths

Marco Ruffino ; University of Campinas (UNICAMP) / CNPq, Brazil

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (162 KB) str. 247-266 preuzimanja: 59* citiraj
Ruffino, M. (2016). Superficially and Deeply Contingent A Priori Truths. Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 16(2 (47)), 247-266. Preuzeto s

In this paper, I review some standard approaches to the cases of contingent a priori truths that emerge from Kripke’s (1980) discussion of proper names and Kaplan’s (1989) theory of indexicals. In particular, I discuss Evans’ (1979) distinction between superficially and deeply contingent truths. I shall raise doubts about Evans’ strategy in general, and also about the roots and meaningfulness of the distinction.

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Contingent a priori truths; rigid designation; contingency; descriptive names; Gareth Evans.

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