The Logic of Successive World-States

Arthur Prior

in Past, Present and Future

Published in print May 1967 | ISBN: 9780198243113
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680632 | DOI:
The Logic of Successive World-States

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This chapter covers the following topics: the de-trivializing of modality, instantaneous world-states, the logic of ‘worlds’ and Laplacean determinism, the definition of tenses in terms of Diodorean modalities, development of the U-calculus within the theory of world-states, and ‘states’ consisting of combinations of Hamblin tenses.

Keywords: modality; world-states; logic; Laplacean determinism; tenses; Diodorean modalities

Chapter.  6067 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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