Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 47 (1):25--37 (2006)

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Ulrich Meyer
Colgate University
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There are many parallels between the role of possible worlds in modal logic and that of times in tense logic. But the similarities only go so far, and it is important to note where the two come apart. This paper argues that even though worlds and times play similar roles in the model theories of modal and tense logic, there is no tense analogue of the possible-worlds analysis of modal operators. An important corollary of this result is that presentism cannot be the tense analogue of actualism
Keywords tense logic   modal logic   times   possible worlds   actuality operator   presentism   actualism
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DOI 10.1305/ndjfl/1143468309
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Times in Tense Logic.Ulrich Meyer - 2009 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 50 (2):201--19.
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