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Naming and NecessityHe startling admission of necessary a posteriori truths From these in particular from identity statements using rigid designators whether of things or of kinds further remarkable conseuences are drawn for the natures of things of people and of kinds; strong objections follow for example to identity versions of materialism as a theory of the mindThis seminal work to which today's thriving essentialist metaphysics largely owes its impetus is here published with a substantial new Preface by the autho. For a revoluti