Mind 122 (485):27-42 (2013)

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Ulrich Meyer
Colgate University
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Fara and Williamson (Mind, 2005) argue that counterpart theory is unable to account for modal claims that use an actuality operator. This paper argues otherwise. Rather than provide a different counterpart translation of the actuality operator itself, the solution presented here starts out with a quantified modal logic in which the actuality operator is redundant, and then translates the sentences of this logic into claims of counterpart theory.
Keywords Counterpart Theory  Actuality Operator
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzt024
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