Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Stalnaker, Robert
 
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Natural Kinds I 80
Natural Kind / necessary properties / Stalnaker: the characteristics of kangaroos are empirical, not linguistical - i.e. actual kangaroos play a necessary role - punch line: but that is not sufficient for that kangaroos necessarily are kangaroos - e.g. standard meter / Kripke: the object itself could be longer or shorter - so actual kangaroos can specify the reference of "Kangaroo", without themselves being genuine elements of the natural kind.
I 208
Natural Kind / rigidity / rigid / Stalnaker: names and natural kind terms are rigid.

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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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