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Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Towards Non-Being presents an account of the semantics of intentional verbs such as ‘believes’, ‘fears’, ‘seeks’, and ‘imagines’. It tackles problems concerning intentional states which ... More


Intentional Operators

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being: The Logic and Metaphysics of Intentionality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199262540
eISBN:
9780191602672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262543.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Chapter 1 provides a world-semantics for intentional propositional operators. Impossible worlds of various kinds are deployed to ensure that the operators behave in various important ways; notably ... More


Impossibilities (1996/2002)

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199251483
eISBN:
9780191602320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251487.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Recent arguments surrounding possible and impossible worlds have revealed the stakes in the commitment to possibilities. The friends of possible worlds differ from each other on a number of ... More


Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Takashi Yagisawa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. This book defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis's theory. ... More


Anselm and Actuality

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume I

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195032048
eISBN:
9780199833382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195032047.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Lewis demonstrates the infeasibility of attempting a nonmodal reformulation of Anslem's ontological argument. The key premise in Anselm's famous argument is the claim that “Something exists in the ... More


Introduction

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576890
eISBN:
9780191722301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. This book defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis’s theory. ... More


Impossible Worlds

Mark Jago

in The Impossible: An Essay on Hyperintensionality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709008
eISBN:
9780191779596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709008.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a discussion of impossible worlds and their metaphysics. Impossible worlds are worlds according to which impossible states of affairs obtain. This chapter considers the nature of ... More


The Impossible: An Essay on Hyperintensionality

Mark Jago

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709008
eISBN:
9780191779596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709008.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We think about impossible things all the time. In many philosophical or mathematical debates, when one side of the argument gets things wrong, it necessarily gets them wrong. As we consider both ... More


From Possible to Impossible Worlds

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

in Impossible Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Possible worlds are ways things might have been. They find applications in analysing possibility and necessity; propositions; knowledge and belief; information; and indicative and counterfactual ... More


Impossible Worlds

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed an ‘intensional revolution’, a great collective effort to analyse notions which are absolutely fundamental to our understanding of the world and of ... More


Worlds and Meaning

Timothy Williamson

in Suppose and Tell: The Semantics and Heuristics of Conditionals

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198860662
eISBN:
9780191893391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860662.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the possible world framework for intensional semantics, used for the semantics of ‘would’. It does not depend on any particular metaphysics of worlds, but the standard ... More


Constructing Worlds

Mark Jago

in The Impossible: An Essay on Hyperintensionality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709008
eISBN:
9780191779596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709008.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a metaphysical account of possible and impossible worlds. These worlds will provide the basis for the accounts of content in chapters 7–8. The present chapter considers a ... More


True to a Story vs True in a Fiction

Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne

in Time in Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199675319
eISBN:
9780191819674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675319.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Truth in a fiction is distinguished from being true to a story. This allows for articulating in a sentence S what one takes to be an accurate report of a story without S being an accurate description ... More


Causal Counterfactuals and Impossible Worlds

Daniel Nolan

in Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

A standing challenge in the theory of counterfactuals is to solve the ‘deviation problem’. Consider ordinary counterfactuals involving an antecedent concerning a difference from the actual course of ... More


Impossability Theory

Nikk Effingham

in Time Travel: Probability and Impossibility

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842507
eISBN:
9780191878480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842507.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

My preferred solution to the Grandfather Paradox is to say that time travellers have the ability to do the metaphysically impossible (and so I can kill my grandfather), even though they never will. ... More


Intentional Operators

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783596
eISBN:
9780191839856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783596.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 1 provides a world-semantics for intentional propositional operators. Impossible worlds of various kinds are deployed to ensure that the operators behave in various important ways; notably ... More


Possibility, Impossibility, and Conceivability

Graham Priest

in Towards Non-Being

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783596
eISBN:
9780191839856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783596.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 9 returns to the question of impossible worlds, and discusses their structure in its own right (independent of questions of intentionality). It then discusses conceivability, and argues that ... More


Towards Non-Being

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198783596
eISBN:
9780191839856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783596.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Towards Non-Being presents an account of the semantics of intentional verbs such as ‘believes’, ‘fears’, ‘seeks’, and ‘imagines’. It tackles problems concerning intentional states which are often ... More


Absolute Necessity and Iterated Modality

Boris Kment

in Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199604685
eISBN:
9780191758928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Peter Unger has argued that many adjectives, e.g., “empty,” are absolute terms: one can’t call a room empty and then add that another room is even emptier. The first part of Chapter 3 argues that the ... More


Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

Boris Kment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199604685
eISBN:
9780191758928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Since the groundbreaking work of Saul Kripke, David Lewis, and others in the 1960s and 1970s, one dominant interest of analytic philosophers has been in modal truths, which concern the question of ... More


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