On Sep 16, 2008, at 4:23 PM, Rick Murphy wrote:
John, I need to get a little more background on Kripke. Is Naming and
Necessity the publication to get the right background on Kripke semantics ?
No. The locus classicus is the article I cited earlier:
Kripke, S., "Semantical Considerations on Modal Logic," Acta Philosophica Fennica 16 (1963), which is reprinted in Linsky, L. (ed.), Reference and Modality
,. Hintikka's classic paper is also in the APF 16 issue, and is reprinted in Loux, The Possible and the Actual
But that's not really where you should go to learn the material. There are three particularly good texts I'd recommend.
For more rigorous study: