Toward Predicate Approaches to Modality - Trends in Logic 44 (Paperback)
  • Toward Predicate Approaches to Modality - Trends in Logic 44 (Paperback)
zoom

Toward Predicate Approaches to Modality - Trends in Logic 44 (Paperback)

(author)
£74.99
Paperback 190 Pages / Published: 23/08/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

In this volume, the author investigates and argues for, a particular answer to the question: What is the right way to logically analyze modalities from natural language within formal languages? The answer is: by formalizing modal expressions in terms of predicates. But, as in the case of truth, the most intuitive modal principles lead to paradox once the modal notions are conceived as predicates.

The book discusses the philosophical interpretation of these modal paradoxes and argues that any satisfactory approach to modality will have to face the paradoxes independently of the grammatical category of the modal notion. By systematizing modal principles with respect to their joint consistency and inconsistency, Stern provides an overview of the options and limitations of the predicate approach to modality that may serve as a useful starting point for future work on predicate approaches to modality. Stern also develops a general strategy for constructing philosophically attractive theories of modal notions conceived as predicates. The idea is to characterize the modal predicate by appeal to its interaction with the truth predicate. This strategy is put to use by developing the modal theories Modal Friedman-Sheard and Modal Kripke-Feferman.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319369525
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201

You may also be interested in...

12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Future Politics
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Republic
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How to Be Free
Added to basket
£13.99
Hardback
Lost and Found
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.