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Saul Kripke Arif Ahmed

Saul Kripke

Arif Ahmed

Published August 9th 2007
ISBN : 9780826492616
Hardcover
192 pages
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Saul Kripke is one of the most important and original post-war analytic philosophers. His work has undeniably had a profound impact on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. Yet his ideas are amongst the most challenging frequentlyMoreSaul Kripke is one of the most important and original post-war analytic philosophers. His work has undeniably had a profound impact on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. Yet his ideas are amongst the most challenging frequently encountered by students of philosophy. In this informative and accessible book, Arif Ahmed provides a clear and thorough account of Kripkes philosophy, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex thought of this key philosopher. The book offers a detailed review of his two major works, Naming and Necessity and Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language, and explores how Kripkes ideas often seem to overturn widely accepted views and even perceptions of common sense. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Kripkes thought, the book provides a cogent and reliable survey of the nature and significance of Kripkes contribution to philosophy. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of philosophers.