New problems for modal fictionalism

Philosophical Studies 172 (5):1201-1219 (2015)
Bradley Armour-Garb
State University of New York (SUNY)
In this paper, after clarifying certain features of Gideon Rosen’s Modal Fictionalism, I raise two problems for that view and argue that these problems strongly suggest that advocates of a “Deflationist Strategy” ought not to endorse, or adopt Rosen-style Modal Fictionalism
Keywords Fictionalism  Modality  Possible worlds  Deflationism  Revolutionary fictionalism  Hermeneutic fictionalism  Universals  Properties
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-014-0344-6
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