Saul Aaron Kripke is an American philosopher and logician. He is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and emeritus professor at Princeton University. Since the 1960s, Kripke has been a central figure in a number of fields related to mathematical logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, epistemology, and set theory. Much of his work remains unpublished or exists only as tape recordings and privately circulated manuscripts. Kripke was the recipient of the 2001 Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy.
|Any necessary truth, whether a priori or a posteriori, could not have turned out otherwise.||Truth|
|For a sensation to be felt as pain is for it to be pain.|
|I just hate sitting and writing - I had to do that in school. Plus, I have terrible handwriting.|
|I want to read philosophers.|
|I wish I could have skipped college.|
|It really is a nice theory. The only defect I think it has is probably common to all philosophical theories. It's wrong.|
|Proper names are rigid designators.|