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Single Idea 13972

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 10. Two-Dimensional Semantics]

Full Idea

Two-dimensionalism is a fundamentally anti-Kripkean attempt to reinstate descriptivism about names and natural kind terms, to reconnect necessity and apriority to analyticity, and return philosophy to analytic paradigms of its golden age.

Gist of Idea

Two-dimensionalism reinstates descriptivism, and reconnects necessity and apriority to analyticity


Scott Soames (Significance of the Kripkean Nec A Posteriori [2006], p.183)

Book Reference

Soames,Scott: 'Philosophical Essays 2:Significance of Language' [Princeton 2009], p.183

A Reaction

I presume this is right, and it is so frustrating that you need Soames to spell it out, when Chalmers is much more low-key. Philosophers hate telling you what their real game is. Why is that?

Related Idea

Idea 13966 Analytic philosophy loved the necessary a priori analytic, linguistic modality, and rigour [Soames]