Semantics for the logic of essence

Journal of Philosophical Logic 29 (6):543-584 (2000)
This paper provides a possible worlds semantics for the system of the author's previous paper 'The Logic of Essence '. The basic idea behind the semantics is that a statement should be taken to be true in virtue of the nature of certain objects just in case it is true in any possible world compatible with the nature of those objects. It is shown that a slight variant of the original system is sound and complete under the proposed semantics
Keywords essence  modality  possible worlds  semantics
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DOI 10.1023/A:1026591900038
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Kit Fine (1995). The Logic of Essence. Journal of Philosophical Logic 24 (3):241 - 273.

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Kit Fine (2015). Unified Foundations for Essence and Ground. Journal of the American Philosophical Association 1 (2):296-311.
Fabrice Correia (2012). On the Reduction of Necessity to Essence. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84 (3):639-653.

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