Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

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

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Soft reduction of modality is sketched. It is a metaphysical position according to which modal facts are just as real and objective as temporal facts. Various kinds of possibility are distinguished. Some theories of how ‘that’-clauses designate propositions are discussed and rejected. A Russellian alternative is proposed.

Keywords: intensional; possible world; reduction; Russellian; ‘that’-clause

Chapter.  14022 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics ; Philosophy

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