, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 25–30

Semantic analysis of natural kind terms

  • Harry Deutsch

DOI: 10.1007/BF00763645

Cite this article as:
Deutsch, H. Topoi (1994) 13: 25. doi:10.1007/BF00763645


This paper develops a model theoretic semantics for so called “natural kind terms” that reflects the viewpoint of (Kripke, 1980) and (Putnam, 1975). The semantics generates a formal counterpart of the “K-mechanism” investigated in (Salmon, 1981) and in unpublished work by Keith Donnellan.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Deutsch
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyIllinois State UniversityNormalU.S.A.