The Contingent a Priori and de re Knowledge


In this paper I discuss some objections raised by Donnellan (1977) and by Soames (2005) against the examples of contingent a priori truths proposed by Kripke (1980) and by Kaplan (1989). According to Kaplan and Kripke, the mechanism of direct reference alone can guarantee that some contingent truths can be known without any relevant experience. Both… (More)


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@inproceedings{Ruffino2007TheCA, title={The Contingent a Priori and de re Knowledge}, author={Marco Ruffino}, year={2007} }