Quotation by Saul Kripke

Certainly the philosopher of 'possible worlds' must take care that his technical apparatus not push him to ask questions whose meaningfulness is not supported by our original intuitions of possibility that gave the apparatus its point.
Saul Kripke (b. 1940), U.S. analytic philosopher. repr. In Semantics and Natural Language, D. Davidson and Harmon. Naming and Necessity, p. 18 (1972).

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