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Disentangling Semantics from Metaphysics

Robert Stalnaker

in Mere Possibilities: Metaphysical Foundations of Modal Semantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147123
eISBN:
9781400842292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147123.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the dialectic of the interaction between modal semantics and modal metaphysics. It begins by looking at three examples of places where semantic and substantive issues interact, ... More


David Kaplan: The Man at Work

Joseph Almog

in The Philosophy of David Kaplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367881
eISBN:
9780199867585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367881.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents an introduction to David Kaplan. Topics covered include the influence of Church, Carnap, and Montague, from whom Kaplan got the eye for elegant formal codifications; Kaplan's ... More


Introduction

Nuel Belnap, Thomas MÜller, and Tomasz Placek

in Branching Space-Times: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190884314
eISBN:
9780190884345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884314.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter explains the aim of the book: the analysis of real possibilities as anchored in a spatio-temporal world that is rudimentarily relativistic. It contrasts real possibilities ... More


Newton's Metaphysics: Essays

Eric Schliesser

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197567692
eISBN:
9780197567722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197567692.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This collection of papers by a leading philosophical Newton scholar offers new interpretations of Newton’s account of space, gravity, motion, inertia, and laws—all evergreens in the literature. The ... More


Gettier Cases: Transworld Identity and Counterparts

Stephen Hetherington

in Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198724551
eISBN:
9780191840142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724551.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Epistemologists in general have long agreed that a belief’s being gettiered precludes its being knowledge. However, they have long disagreed on how to understand or explicate that preclusion ... More


Actuality

Robert Merrihew Adams

in What Is, and What Is In Itself: A Systematic Ontology

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192856135
eISBN:
9780191946431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856135.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

“Actual” and “actually” are fundamental terms of ontology. “Actually p” is logically equivalent to “p” and to “It is true that p”; that is, “p if and only if actually p” is a necessary truth. That is ... More


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