A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities

Ruth Barcan Marcus

in Modalities

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096576
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833412 | DOI:
 A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities

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This paper reflects, in a loosely historical and personally reminiscent fashion, on Quine's animadversions on modalities, the debates they provoked, and some of its outcomes.

Keywords: Aristotelian essentialism; modalities; propositional modal logic; quantified modal logic; Quine; substitution failure

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Subjects: Philosophy

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