Modality

Routledge (2003)

Abstract
This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic. The text begins by introducing students to the "de re/de dicto" distinction, conventionalist and conceptualist theories of modality and some of the key problems in modality, particularly Quine's criticisms. It then moves on to explain how possible worlds provide a solution to many of the problems in modality and how possible worlds themselves have been used to analyse notions outside modality such as properties and propositions. Possible worlds introduce problems of their own and the book argues that to make progress with these problems a theory of possible worlds is required. The pros and cons of various theories of possible worlds are then examined in turn, including those of Lewis, Kripke, Adams, Stalnaker and Plantinga.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014
Buy this book $23.95 new (14% off)   $26.27 used (6% off)   $27.95 from Amazon    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9781315710686   9780773524811   190268348X   0773524819
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,636
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Metaphysical and Absolute Possibility.Justin Clarke-Doane - 2019 - Synthese 198 (Suppl 8):1861-1872.
Realism.Alexandern D. Miller - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Extent of Metaphysical Necessity.Daniel Nolan - 2011 - Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):313-339.
A Puzzle for Modal Realism.Daniel Graham Marshall - 2016 - Philosophers' Imprint 16.
Transworld Identity.Penelope Mackie - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

View all 15 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Modality.Joseph Melia - 2003 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
The Nature of Necessity.Alvin Plantinga - 1974 - Oxford, England: Clarendon Press.
Advanced Modalizing Problems.Mark Jago - 2016 - Mind 125 (499):627-642.
Ridurre i mondi possibili al linguaggio.Vittorio Morato - 2006 - Annali Del Dipartimento di Filosofia 12:195-213.
Possible Worlds.Rod Girle - 2003 - Routledge.
Possible Worlds.Rod Girle - 2003 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
Kombinatorické Teorie Možných Světů a Jejich Perspektivy.Ondřej Tomala - 2007 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 14 (2):148-176.
The Limits of Modality.Sam Cowling - 2011 - Philosophical Quarterly 61 (244):473-495.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-02-09

Total views
3 ( #1,335,015 of 2,462,266 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #449,178 of 2,462,266 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes