A Puzzle about Belief

  • Saul A. Kripke
Part of the Synthese Language Library book series (SLAP, volume 3)


In this paper I will present a puzzle about names and belief. A moral or two will be drawn about some other arguments that have occasionally been advanced in this area, but my main thesis is a simple one: that the puzzle is a puzzle. And, as a corollary, that any account of belief must ultimately come to grips with it. Any speculation as to solutions can be deferred.


Natural Kind Propositional Attitude Definite Description English Sentence Modal Context 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul A. Kripke
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

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