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Modalities and Intensional Languages

Ruth Barcan Marcus

in Modalities

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096576
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833412 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195096576.003.0001
 Modalities and Intensional Languages

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In this paper, quantified modal logic is defended against criticisms concerning identity and substitution, the interpretation of the existential quantifier, and the commitment to essentialism. The paper includes two appendices: the first is a record of the discussion that followed the presentation of the paper in 1962, and includes Quine and Kripke among the discussants; the second is a review of A. Smullyan's “Modality and Description.”

Keywords: Barcan formula; description; essentialism; extensionality; identity; intensionality; Kripke; modality; proper names; quantified modal logic; Quine; Smullyan; substitutional quantification; tags

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Subjects: Philosophy

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