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This approach evidently lies behind Williamson (2013). This evidently dates back to Aristotle (1949). A recent exponent is Lowe (2006). For the origin of the idea, see Plato (1901, 265e). For a contemporary use of it, see Sider (2011). This is the general tenor of the argument of Keefe (2000, pp. 49–61). References Aristotle. 1949. ” In Aristotelis categoriae et liber de interpretatione, edited by L. Mino‐ Paluello. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Austin, J. L. 1962. Sense and Sensibilia, edited by G.
Non‐empirical] thought,” it is unsurprising that, as he said, he “confined [him]self for the time being to expressing [within it] relations that are independent of the particular characteristics of objects” MEANING AND TRUTH‐CONDITIONS: FROM FREGE’S GRAND DESIGN TO DAVIDSON’S 29 (Begriffsschrift, 1879, preface). 4 Nevertheless, Frege did envisage successive relaxations of this ordinance, and he spoke of possible extensions of his formula language to embrace the sciences of geometry, motion, mechanics, and so on.
Kripke’s deep understanding of the issues is apparent already in the discussion of Barcan Marcus (1993b), which appears in Barcan Marcus (1993a, pp. 24–35). The general point about the everydayness of essentialist talk is made in Barcan Marcus (1993c, p. 55). And, of course, beyond them to Leibniz. Note that realism about modality is implied by, but does not imply Lewis’s well‐known “realism about possible worlds” – the large view which is announced in Lewis (1973, ch. 4) and defended in Lewis (1986).