Associative substitutional semantics and quantified modal logic

Studia Logica 94 (1):105 - 138 (2010)
The paper presents an alternative substitutional semantics for first-order modal logic which, in contrast to traditional substitutional (or truth-value) semantics, allows for a fine-grained explanation of the semantical behavior of the terms from which atomic formulae are composed. In contrast to denotational semantics, which is inherently reference-guided, this semantics supports a non-referential conception of modal truth and does not give rise to the problems which pertain to the philosophical interpretation of objectual domains (concerning, e.g., possibilia or trans-world identity). The paper also proposes the notion of modality de nomine as an alternative to the denotational notion of modality de re.
Keywords first-order logic  modal logic  philosophy of quantified modal logic  predication  substitutional quantification  truth-value semantics
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DOI 10.2307/40587182
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