Ideas from 'De Re and De Dicto' by Alvin Plantinga [1969], by Theme Structure
[found in 'Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality' by Plantinga,Alvin [OUP 2003,0195103777]].
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5. Theory of Logic / F. Referring in Logic / 1. Naming / a. Names
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Maybe proper names involve essentialism

6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / g. Real numbers
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Could I name all of the real numbers in one fell swoop? Call them all 'Charley'?

9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / d. Individuation by haecceity
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Surely selfidentity is essential to Socrates?

9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 9. Essence and Properties
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An object has a property essentially if it couldn't conceivably have lacked it

10. Modality / A. Necessity / 4. De re / De dicto modality
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Can we find an appropriate 'de dicto' paraphrase for any 'de re' proposition?

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Expressing modality about a statement is 'de dicto'; expressing it of propertypossession is 'de re'

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'De dicto' true and 'de re' false is possible, and so is 'de dicto' false and 'de re' true

10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / a. Transworld identity
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What Socrates could have been, and could have become, are different?
