Acta Analytica

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 9–14 | Cite as

Blum’s Puzzle and the Analiticity of Kripkean Identity Statements

  • Laureano LunaEmail author


We rely on a recent puzzle by Alex Blum to offer a new argument for the old Fitch’s thesis that what we learn a posteriori in Kripkean identity statements like ‘Tully is Cicero’ is contingent and what is not contingent in such statements is analytical, hence hardly a posteriori.


Identity statements Rigid designators Direct designators A posteriori de re Modal axiom schema (K) 



I wish to thank Alex Blum for his comments on an earlier version of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PhilosophyIES Doctor Francisco MarinJaenSpain

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