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Saul Kripke
Position: Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center



Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Metaphysics
  • Logic

Courses Recently Taught

  • Topics in the Epistemology of Logic II (Fall 2015)
  • The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (Spring 2015)
  • Topics in the Epistemology of Logic I (Fall 2014)
  • Wittgenstein, Russell, and our Concept of the Natural Numbers (Fall 2013)
  • Later Wittgenstein (Spring 2013)

Representative Publications

Naming and Necessity. In D. Davidson and Harman, eds., Semantics of Natural Language. Dordrecht: Reidel, 253-355 and 763-769. (1972) Also Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. (1980)

Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. (1982)

Collected Papers, Vol. I, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

“Presupposition and Anaphora: Remarks on the Formulation of the Projection Problem,” Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 367-386. (2009)

“The Collapse of the Hilbert Program,” (Abstract) Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, Vol.15, No.2, pp. 229-231. (2009)

“Frege’s Theory of Sense and Reference: Some Exegetical Notes,” Theoria, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 181-218. (2008)

“Russell’s Notion of Scope,” Mind, 114, pp. 1005-1037 (Special Edition on the 100th anniversary of Bertrand Russell’s paper “On Denoting” in Mind 1905) (2005)

“Individual Concepts: Their Logic, Philosophy, and Some of Their Uses.” Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, Vol. 66, No. 2, October 1992, pp. 70-73. Summary of invited paper given at American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 1992.

“A Problem in the Theory of Reference: the Linguistic Division of Labor and the Social Character of Naming,” in Philosophy and Culture (Proceedings of the XVIIth World Congress of Philosophy), Editions du Beffroi, Editions Montmorency (Montreal), pp. 241-247. (1986)

“Nonstandard Models of Peano Arithmetic” (with S. Kochen), in Logic and Algorithmics: International Symposium Held in Honor of Ernst Specker, ed. by Hans Lauchli, Monograph No. 30 of L’Enseignement Mathematique, University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland), pp. 277-295. (1982)

"A Puzzle about Belief," in A Margalit (ed.), Meaning and Use. Dordrecht: Reidel, 239-283. (1979)

"Speaker Reference and Semantic Reference," in French, Uehling, and Wettstein, Contemporary Perspectives in the Philosophy of Language. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 6-27. (1977)

"Is there a Problem about Substitutional Quantification?," in G. Evans and J. McDowell (eds.), Truth and Meaning; Essays in Semantics (Oxford), 324-419. (1976)

“Outline of a Theory of Truth,” The Journal of Philosophy, Vol 72, No. 19, pp. 690-716. (1975)

"Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic II. Non-Normal Modal Propositional Calculi," in The Theory of Models (Proceedings of the 1963 International Symposium at Berkeley), ed. by J. W. Addison, L. Henkin, and A. Tarski, North Holland Publishing Co. (Amsterdam), pp. 206-220. (1965)

"Transfinite Recursions on Admissible Ordinals, I" (abstract), The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 162. (1964)

"Transfinite Recursions on Admissible Ordinals, II" (abstract), The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 162. (1964)

"Admissible Ordinals and the Analytic Hierarchy" (abstract), The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 162. (1964)

"Semantical Considerations on Modal Logic," Acta Philosophica Fennica, Vol. 16, pp.83-94. (1963)

"Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic I. Normal Propositional Calculi," Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik, Vol. 9, pp. 67-96. (1963)

"Semantical Analysis of Intuitionistic Logic I," in Formal Systems and Recursive Functions (Proceedings of the Eighth Logic Colloquium at Oxford, July, 1963), ed. by J. N. Crossley and M. A. E. Dummett, North Holland Publishing Co. (Amsterdam), pp. 92-129. (1963)

"'Flexible' Predicates of Formal Number Theory," Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 13, 4, pp .647-650. (1962)

"The Undecidability of Monadic Modal Quantification Theory" Zeitschrift fur mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik, Vol. 8, pp. 113-116. (1962)

"A Completeness Theorem in modal Logic," Journal of Symbolic Logic, 24, (1095), 1-14. (1959)

"Distinguished Constituents" (abstract), The Journal of Symbolic Logic, 24, 4, p. 323. (1959)

"Semantical Analysis of Modal Logic" (abstract), The Journal of Symbolic Logic, 24, 4, pp. 323-324. (1959)

"The Problem of Entailment" (abstract), The Journal of Symbolic Logic, 24, 4, p.324. (1959)