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Quine on Quantifying In

Kit Fine

in Modality and Tense

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780199278701
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278709.003.0004
Quine on Quantifying In

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This chapter provides shorter version of the previous chapter and develops some of its themes. It argues that the status of Quine’s arguments against quantifying into modal contexts varies depending upon whether a logical or a metaphysical modality is in question. Various ways of making sense of de re logical modality are distinguished.

Keywords: belief; de re; essentialism; logical truth; modality; quantifier; reference; substitutivity; variable

Chapter.  12709 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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