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Saul Kripke
Born November 13, 1940 (1940-11-13) (age 81)
Education Harvard University (B.A., 1962)
Awards Rolf Schock Prizes in Logic and Philosophy (2001)
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic
Institutions Princeton University
CUNY Graduate Center
Main interests
Logic (particularly modal)
Philosophy of language
Set theory
Philosophy of mind
History of analytic philosophy
Notable ideas
Kripke–Platek set theory
Work on theory of reference (causal theory of reference, causal-historical theory of reference, direct reference theory, criticism of the Frege–Russell view)
Admissible ordinal
Kripke structure
Rigid vs. flaccid designator
A posteriori necessity
The possibility of analytic a posteriori judgments
Semantic theory of truth (Kripke's theory)
Non-analytic, a posteriori necessary truths
Contingent a priori
Kripke semantics
Disquotational principle
Accessibility relation
Rule-following paradox (Kripkenstein)
Humphrey objection

Saul Kripke (born November 13, 1940) is an American philosopher and logician. The work he is best known for is Naming and Necessity (1980). Much of his best known work deal with the logic and language. Kripke was born in Bay Shore, New York.

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