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Kripkean Essentialist Argument and Its Generalization

Organon F, 2018, roč. 25, č. 2, s. 142-154.
Jazyk: English
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Abstrakt

In this paper I examine the argument by H. Beebee and N. Sabbarton-Leary that Brian Ellis’s scientific essentialism is based on the “abuse” of the necessary a posteriori. I will first briefly survey various attempts to resist what I will call the “Kripkean essentialist argument” to locate Beebee’s and Sabbarton-Leary’s position properly. After that I will argue that Beebee’s and Sabbarton-Leary’s argument is not successful; in particular, I will argue that under the most natural interpretation of their position it is not internally coherent, and that their argument is based on a superficial understanding of Kripkean necessity a posteriori.

Kľúčové slová

analyticity, Kripkean essentialist argument, natural kind, necessity a posteriori

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