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Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology

Oxford University Press (2010)
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The philosophy of modality investigates necessity and possibility, and related notions--are they objective features of mind-independent reality? If so, are they irreducible, or can modal facts be explained in other terms? This volume presents new work on modality by established leaders in the field and by up-and-coming philosophers. Between them, the papers address fundamental questions concerning realism and anti-realism about modality, the nature and basis of facts about what is possible and what is necessary, the nature of modal knowledge, modal logic and its relations to necessary existence and to counterfactual reasoning. The general introduction locates the individual contributions in the wider context of the contemporary discussion of the metaphysics and epistemology of modality.
Keywords Modality (Logic  Logik  Metaphysik  Erkenntnistheorie  Modalität
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Call number BC199.M6.M615 2010
ISBN(s) 9780199565818   0199565813
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