Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Buck Stops Here

I discovered this weblog (via Technorati) when I ended up on Stuart Buck's blogroll. His is an excellent blog. I am always pleasantly surprised at how much intelligence is abroad in the blogosphere. Buck, a lawyer, knows some Kripke. He asks here whether 'God' is a rigid designator. (A rigid designator is a term that denotes the same entity x in every possible world in which x exists. In Naming and Necessity, Kripke maintains that proper names are rigid designators and not, as Bertrand Russell held, definite descriptions in disguise.)

After you have read Buck's post, take a gander at my independently conceived Same God?