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by Joseph Melia

eBook Modality (Central Problems of Philosophy) download ISBN: 1902683471
Author: Joseph Melia
Publisher: Acumen Publishing (June 2002)
Language: English
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This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic. has been added to your Cart.

This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic. The text begins by introducing students to the de re/de dicto distinction.

Possible worlds introduce problems of their own and the book argues that to make progress with these problems a theory of possible worlds is required

This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic. The text begins by introducing students to the "de re/de dicto" distinction, conventionalist and conceptualist theories of modality and some of the key problems in modality, particularly Quine's criticisms. Possible worlds introduce problems of their own and the book argues that to make progress with these problems a theory of possible worlds is required. The pros and cons of various theories of possible worlds are then examined in turn, including those of Lewis, Kripke, Adams, Stalnaker and Plantinga.

Modality (Central Problems of Philosophy). Possible worlds introduce problems of their own and the book argues that to make progress with these problems a theory of possible worlds is required

Modality (Central Problems of Philosophy). This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic.

Series: Central Problems of Philosophy. More and more philosophers are using modal notions to solve problems and to analyse concepts. In this introduction to the topic of modality Joseph Melia places his emphasis on a commitment to possible worlds as the best way to understand the nature of necessity. Melia demonstrates how different theories about possible worlds not only influence our more general modal beliefs but illustrate and illuminate various methodological considerations, such as the degree to which any philosophical theory ought to respect common sense.

More and more philosophers are using modal notions to solve problems and analyse concepts. In his introduction to the topic of modality Joseph Melia focuses on possible worlds as the best way to understand the nature of necessity.

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This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic. The text begins by introducing students to the "de re/de dicto" distinction, conventionalist and conceptualist theories of modality and some of the key problems in modality, particularly Quine's criticisms. It then moves on to explain how possible worlds provide a solution to many of the problems in modality and how possible worlds themselves have been used to analyse notions outside modality such as properties and propositions. Possible worlds introduce problems of their own and the book argues that to make progress with these problems a theory of possible worlds is required. The pros and cons of various theories of possible worlds are then examined in turn, including those of Lewis, Kripke, Adams, Stalnaker and Plantinga.