The worlds of possibility: modal realism and the semantics of modal logic

New York: Oxford University Press (1998)
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A powerful challenge to some highly influential theories, this book offers a thorough critical exposition of modal realism, the philosophical doctrine that many possible worlds exist of which our own universe is just one. Chihara challenges this claim and offers a new argument for modality without worlds.



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Anti-Realism in Mathematics

This chapter discusses the implications of the modal theory developed in this book in terms of mathematics. It focuses on Mathematical Realism, because its own position regarding the ontology of mathematics can only be appreciated by way of contrast with the metaphysical doctrines it rejec... see more


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