50 Years of Naming and Necessity

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022
Department of Philosophy , The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 5th ave
New York 10016
United States


  • The Saul Kripke Center


Rutgers University - Newark
Stockholm University
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University of Sussex
Stockholm University
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50 Years of Naming and Necessity

This conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Saul Kripke’s masterpiece, Naming and Necessity, by showcasing new work on a range of topics on which it has had a lasting influence. These topics include, but are not limited to: the nature of names and natural kind terms; the failure of the description or cluster/description theories; the distinction between metaphysical necessity and epistemic apriority; empty names; the metaphysics of essence and origin; the nature of modality and possible worlds; conceivability and the epistemology of modality; the role of philosophical intuition; and the mind-body problem.

Dates: 12th and 13th December, from 9am to 5pm.

Venue: The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, New York.

Format: hybrid

Registration: for both online and in person attendance, please register by the 28th of November, 2022 at https://forms.gle/Jbr3uaFx1ZwRxJpZ7.

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November 28, 2022, 5:00pm EST

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