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Logical Validity and Modal Validity

Trenton Merricks

in Propositions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 argued that the premises and conclusions of modally valid arguments are propositions (not sentences). This chapter argues that the premises and conclusions of logically valid arguments are ... More


Propositions

Trenton Merricks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has two main goals. The first is to show that there are propositions. The second is to defend an account of their nature. While pursuing these goals, the text draws a variety of ... More


Propositions and Modal Validity

Trenton Merricks

in Propositions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Let an argument be modally valid just in case, necessarily, if its premises are true, then its conclusion is true. The chapter begins with the assumption that some arguments are modally valid. It ... More


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