Propositions, semantic values, and rigidity.Ninan, Dilip.
Jeffrey King has recently argued: (i) that the semantic value of a sentence at a context is (or determines) a function from possible worlds to truth values, and (ii) that this undermines Jason Stanley's argument against the rigidity thesis, the claim that no rigid term has the same content as a non-rigid term. I show that King's main argument for (i) fails, and that Stanley's argument is consisten... read more
- Language and languages--Philosophy.
- Tufts University. Department of Philosophy.
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- Ninan, Dilip. "Propositions, Semantic Values, and Rigidity." Philosophical Studies 158, no. 3 (December 17, 2010): 401-413. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11098-010-9677-y.