Reply to Fine on Aboutness

Philosophical Studies 175 (6):1495-1512 (2018)
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Stephen Yablo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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A reply to Fine’s critique of Aboutness. Fine contrasts two notions of truthmaker, and more generally two notions of “state.” One is algebraic; states are sui generis entities grasped primarily through the conditions they satisfy. The other uses set theory; states are sets of worlds, or, perhaps, collections of such sets. I try to defend the second notion and question some seeming advantages of the first.
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Truth-Maker Semantics for Intuitionistic Logic.Kit Fine - 2014 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 43 (2-3):549-577.
Appendix.Stephen Yablo - 2014 - In Aboutness. Princeton University Press. pp. 207-208.
Counterfactuals Without Possible Worlds.Kit Fine - 2012 - Journal of Philosophy 109 (3):221-246.

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