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Iterated Deontic Modalities

Ruth Barcan Marcus

in Modalities: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096576
eISBN:
9780199833412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096576.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this paper, a confusion between evaluative and prescriptive uses of “ought” is located, and the prescriptive use of deontic operators is then recommended.


The Logic of Modality

A. N. Prior

in Formal Logic

Published in print:
1963
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198241560
eISBN:
9780191680373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241560.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A division of propositions that was given some prominence in the logic of Aristotle and the Schoolmen is that into propositions simply asserting that something is or not so; and ones asserting that ... 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


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