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Italian term or phrase:designatore rigido
English translation:rigid designator
Entered by: Maria Luisa Dell'Orto
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17:03 Apr 30, 2008
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Italian term or phrase: designatore rigido
"Se quindi in linea di principio il nome di marca è un designatore rigido, in linea di fatto esso finisce per essere una sorta di macchina evocativa che trascende il referente ..."
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Laura Crocè
Italy
Local time: 17:52
rigid designator
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Rigid designator
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In modal logic and the philosophy of language, a term is said to be a rigid designator when it designates (picks out, denotes, refers to) the same thing in all possible worlds in which that thing exists and does not designate anything else in those possible worlds in which that thing does not exist. A designator is persistently rigid if it designates the same thing in every possible world in which that thing exists and designates nothing in all other possible worlds. A designator is obstinately rigid if it designates the same thing in every possible world, period, whether or not that thing exists in that world. Rigid designators are contrasted with non-rigid or flaccid designators, which may designate different things in different possible worlds.


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Grazie a te Laura!
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Maria Luisa Dell'Orto
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Grazie, Mari, sei sempre un sostegno!! P.S. Non sapevo che ti intendessi anche di linguistica!!! Sei inesauribile! :)
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rigid designator


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Rigid designator
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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In modal logic and the philosophy of language, a term is said to be a rigid designator when it designates (picks out, denotes, refers to) the same thing in all possible worlds in which that thing exists and does not designate anything else in those possible worlds in which that thing does not exist. A designator is persistently rigid if it designates the same thing in every possible world in which that thing exists and designates nothing in all other possible worlds. A designator is obstinately rigid if it designates the same thing in every possible world, period, whether or not that thing exists in that world. Rigid designators are contrasted with non-rigid or flaccid designators, which may designate different things in different possible worlds.


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Note added at 12 ore (2008-05-01 05:31:47 GMT) Post-grading
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Grazie a te Laura!

Maria Luisa Dell'Orto
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 8
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Grazie, Mari, sei sempre un sostegno!! P.S. Non sapevo che ti intendessi anche di linguistica!!! Sei inesauribile! :)

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May 10, 2008 - Changes made by Maria Luisa Dell'Orto:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/20283">Laura Crocè's</a> old entry - "designatore rigido" » "rigid designator"


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