The Graduate Center, City University of New York - Philosophy

Saul Kripke: Philosophy, Language and Logic

A celebration of Saul Kripke's work
January 25-26, 2006

Elebash Recital Hall,
CUNY Graduate Center

Saul Kripke

The Ph.D/MA Program in Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center hosted a two day celebration of the work of Distinguished Professor Saul Kripke, entitled "Saul Kripke: Philosophy, Language and Logic," on the occasion of his sixty fifth birthday, on January 25-26, 2006.

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The video of Saul Kripke's conference lecture, "The First Person," is available for download in .wmv format. The download requires a high-speed internet connection and Windows Media Player.


Wednesday, January 25

9.30 - 10.00: Opening Ceremony
  • Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, City University of New York
  • President William Kelly, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Alan Berger, Brandeis University
10.00 - 11.00: Scott Weinstein "Learning"
11.15 - 12.15: Sally McConnell-Ginet "Interests, Indexes, and Intensions"

2.00 - 3.00: Scott Soames "Two Kinds of Possibility: The Integrity of Kripke's Distinction between The Modal and The Epistemological"
3.15 - 5.00: Saul Kripke "The First Person"

Thursday, January 26

10.00 - 11.00: Nathan Salmon "The Nature of Existence"
11.15 - 12.15: George Wilson "Kripke's Wittgenstein Re-Visited"

2.00 - 3.00: Carl Posy "Kant via Kripke Models"
3.15 - 4.15: Alan Berger "Belief Attributions Containing Vacuous Names"
4.30 - 5.30: Michael Devitt "Rigid Application"


  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance,
    The City University of New York
  • Ph.D. Program in Philosophy,
    The Graduate Center,
    The City University of New York
The Graduate Center, CUNY Philosophy