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Topics in the philosophy of possible worlds, Daniel P. Nolan

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Topics in the philosophy of possible worlds
Title
Topics in the philosophy of possible worlds
Statement of responsibility
Daniel P. Nolan
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book discusses a range of important issues in current philosophical work on the nature of possible worlds. Areas investigated include the theories of the nature of possible worlds, general questions about metaphysical analysis and questions about the direction of dependence between what is necessary or possible and what could be
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MiAaPQ
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1972-
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Nolan, Daniel Patrick
Dewey number
160
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BC199.M6
LC item number
N65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in philosophy. Outstanding dissertations
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Modality (Logic)
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Topics in the philosophy of possible worlds, Daniel P. Nolan
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-205) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright ; Preface; Introduction; The General Approach; Chapter One Possible Worlds; What are ""Possible Worlds""?; The Competing Theories of Possible Worlds; Chapter Two Towards Explaining the Connection Between Modality and Possible Worlds; What Might the Connection between Possible Worlds Talk and Modal Operator Talk be?; The Primitives of a Theory; Modal Primitives; Chapter Three Expressive Completeness without Possible Worlds; The Hazen Cases; Neutral Quantification; The First Three Hazen Cases: Problems of Existence
  • Hazen Case Number Four: A Case to be Set AsideTwo Challenging Hazen Cases; Defending The Use of Second-Order QML; Chapter Four Problems for 'Strong' Modal Fictionalism; Three Varieties of Modal Fictionalism: Broad, Timid and Strong; The First Problem: Artificiality; The Second Problem: The Incompleteness of the Modal Fiction; The Third Problem: Propositions; An Assumption Relied on by the Incompleteness Objections, and a Defence Thereof; A Final Problem: Redundancy; Conclusion; Chapter Five Representing Aliens; The Problem; Denials that the Problem Arises
  • Explaining the Caveat ""Not Constructible out of Existing Universals""How to Represent Alien Universals; The Problem for Linguistic Ersatzism and Modal Fictionalism; Making Sure the World-Book Represents the Actual Universe; From Universes to Worlds-Salvaging Ersatz Worlds from the Inter-Definition; How a Linguistic Ersatzer Can Reply to Lewis's Objection Based on Alien Universals; Conclusion; Chapter Six Recombination Unbound; The Principle of Recombination and Lewis's Restriction; The Forrest/Armstrong Argument; How Possibilia Can be Seen as Forming a Proper Class
  • Some Arguments Against the Thesis that there is a Maximum Size of Worlds (MS)Conclusion; Chapter Seven A Reduction of Classes to Possible Worlds; The State-of-Play in Lewis's System; How Atoms Can Perform Double Duty; A Surprising Feature of the Account; Utilising the Surprising Feature; Recapitulation; Appendix One Proofs for Chapter Seven; Section 1: Proving that My Systems Satisfy Lewis's So-Called ""Standard Axioms""; Section 2: Proofs of Impredicative Comprehension; Appendix Two Trouble for Lewis's ""Main Thesis""; The Problem; The Model; The Remedy; References; Subject Index
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unknown
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1 online resource (229 p.)
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online
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9781315054872
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computer
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  • c
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000056062
  • (EBL)1539218
  • (OCoLC)863823158
  • (SSID)ssj0001047754
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12471001
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001047754
  • (PQKBWorkID)11159651
  • (PQKB)11376268
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1539218
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000056062
Label
Topics in the philosophy of possible worlds, Daniel P. Nolan
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright ; Preface; Introduction; The General Approach; Chapter One Possible Worlds; What are ""Possible Worlds""?; The Competing Theories of Possible Worlds; Chapter Two Towards Explaining the Connection Between Modality and Possible Worlds; What Might the Connection between Possible Worlds Talk and Modal Operator Talk be?; The Primitives of a Theory; Modal Primitives; Chapter Three Expressive Completeness without Possible Worlds; The Hazen Cases; Neutral Quantification; The First Three Hazen Cases: Problems of Existence
  • Hazen Case Number Four: A Case to be Set AsideTwo Challenging Hazen Cases; Defending The Use of Second-Order QML; Chapter Four Problems for 'Strong' Modal Fictionalism; Three Varieties of Modal Fictionalism: Broad, Timid and Strong; The First Problem: Artificiality; The Second Problem: The Incompleteness of the Modal Fiction; The Third Problem: Propositions; An Assumption Relied on by the Incompleteness Objections, and a Defence Thereof; A Final Problem: Redundancy; Conclusion; Chapter Five Representing Aliens; The Problem; Denials that the Problem Arises
  • Explaining the Caveat ""Not Constructible out of Existing Universals""How to Represent Alien Universals; The Problem for Linguistic Ersatzism and Modal Fictionalism; Making Sure the World-Book Represents the Actual Universe; From Universes to Worlds-Salvaging Ersatz Worlds from the Inter-Definition; How a Linguistic Ersatzer Can Reply to Lewis's Objection Based on Alien Universals; Conclusion; Chapter Six Recombination Unbound; The Principle of Recombination and Lewis's Restriction; The Forrest/Armstrong Argument; How Possibilia Can be Seen as Forming a Proper Class
  • Some Arguments Against the Thesis that there is a Maximum Size of Worlds (MS)Conclusion; Chapter Seven A Reduction of Classes to Possible Worlds; The State-of-Play in Lewis's System; How Atoms Can Perform Double Duty; A Surprising Feature of the Account; Utilising the Surprising Feature; Recapitulation; Appendix One Proofs for Chapter Seven; Section 1: Proving that My Systems Satisfy Lewis's So-Called ""Standard Axioms""; Section 2: Proofs of Impredicative Comprehension; Appendix Two Trouble for Lewis's ""Main Thesis""; The Problem; The Model; The Remedy; References; Subject Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (229 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315054872
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000056062
  • (EBL)1539218
  • (OCoLC)863823158
  • (SSID)ssj0001047754
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12471001
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001047754
  • (PQKBWorkID)11159651
  • (PQKB)11376268
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1539218
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000056062

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