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published on November 6, 2015

Ben Caplan
DOI: 10.11612/resphil.2016.93.2.7

The Extraordinary Impossibility of Sherlock Holmes

In an addendum to Naming and Necessity, Saul Kripke argues against his earlier view that Sherlock Holmes is a possible person. In this paper, I suggest a nonstandard interpretation of the addendum. A key feature of this non-standard interpretation is that it attempts to make sense of why Kripke would be rejecting the view that Sherlock Holmes is a possible person without asserting that it is not the case that Sherlock Holmes is a possible person.

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