The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics

Cambridge University Press (2012)
Abstract
Is what could have happened but never did as real as what did happen? What did happen, but isn't happening now, happened at another time. Analogously, one can say that what could have happened happens in another possible world. Whatever their views about the reality of such things as possible worlds, philosophers need to take this analogy seriously. Adriane Rini and Max Cresswell exhibit, in an easy step-by-step manner, the logical structure of temporal and modal discourse, and show that every temporal construction has an exact parallel that requires a language that can refer to worlds, and vice versa. They make precise, in a way which can be articulated and tested, the claim that the parallel is at work behind even ordinary talk about time and modality. The book gives metaphysicians a sturdy framework for the investigation of time and modality - one that does not presuppose any particular metaphysical view
Keywords Time  Modality (Theory of knowledge  PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Buy the book $31.29 new (69% off)   $35.16 direct from Amazon (65% off)   $44.98 used (55% off)    Amazon page
Call number BD638.C75 2012
ISBN(s) 1107017475   9781107017474
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,074
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Ulrich Meyer (2011). Time and Modality. In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford University Press. 91--121.
Kit Fine (2005). Modality and Tense. Oxford University Press.
Maria Bittner (2011). Time and Modality Without Tenses or Modals. In Renate Musan & Monika Rathert (eds.), Tense across Languages. Niemeyer. 147--188.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-10-24

Total downloads

31 ( #56,245 of 1,101,578 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

4 ( #81,941 of 1,101,578 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.