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On the Semantics of Logical and Metaphysical Necessity
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Philosophy and Linguistics.
2005 (English)In: Fifth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, University of Lisbon, 27-31 August 2005: Book of Abstracts, 2005, 7-8 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Short abstract: We distinguish between two interpretations of the necessity operator of alethic modal logic: the logical and the metaphysical one. On the logical interpretation, ‘Necessarily A’ is true just in case A is logically true. According to the metaphysical interpretation, ‘Necessarily A’ is true if and only if it couldn’t have been the case that not-A. In this paper I describe a formal semantics (model theory) for a language of modal predicate logic that combines operators for logical and metaphysical necessity. The logical relationship between logical and metaphysical necessity is examined. Finally, I discuss to what extent this semantics gives us reasons to reject Quine’s criticism of quantified modal logic—especially the criticism of quantification into contexts governed by an operator for logical necessity.

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2005. 7-8 p.
Keyword [en]
Philosophy, modal logic, necessity, possibility
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9131DiVA: diva2:148802
Conference
Fifth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, University of Lisbon, 27-31 August 2005
Note

Jag deltog i ECAP 5 i Lisaabon som invited speaker. Själva uppsatsen publicerades inte, men ett längre abstract publicerades i "Book of Abstracts"

Available from: 2008-03-04 Created: 2008-03-04 Last updated: 2013-08-23Bibliographically approved

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