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The impossible : an essay on hyperintensionality

Author: Mark Jago
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Mark Jago presents a new account of meaningful thought, and how it is meaningful to think about the impossible. He gives a detailed analysis of the concept of hyperintensionality, whereby logically equivalent contents may be distinct, and develops an original theory in terms of possible and impossible worlds.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jago, Mark.
Impossible.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jago
ISBN: 9780191779596 0191779598 9780191019159 0191019151
OCLC Number: 890434348
Description: 1 online resource (x, 295 pages .)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Possible Worlds Approach; 2. Hyperintensionality; 3. Hyperintensionality and Structure; 4. Impossible Worlds; 5. Constructing Worlds; 6. The Problem of Bounded Rationality; 7. Epistemic Space; 8. Epistemic Content; Appendix: Modal Epistemic Logic; Bibliography; Index: Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z; Index: Terms; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
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