Modal Realism and Modal Tense

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576890
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722301 | DOI:
Modal Realism and Modal Tense

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Modal realists should use the modal analogs of tenses in their official language of theorizing on modal metaphysics and epistemology. Doing do will enable them to respond to a variety of objections in a simple unified fashion. Objections to modal realism by Skyrms, Quine, Peacocke, and van Inwagen are neutralized by means of modal tenses.

Keywords: Peacocke; possible world; presentism; Quine; Skyrms; tense; van Inwagen

Chapter.  10273 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics ; Philosophy

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