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Modality : metaphysics, logic, and epistemology

Author: Bob Hale; Aviv Hoffmann
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The philosophy of modality investigates necessity and possibility, and related notions--are they objective features of mind-independent reality? If so, are they irreducible, or can modal facts be explained in other terms? This volume presents new work on modality by established leaders in the field and by up-and-coming philosophers. Between them, the papers address fundamental questions concerning realism and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Hale; Aviv Hoffmann
ISBN: 9780199671502 0199671508
OCLC Number: 810946928
Description: vi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I: METAPHYSICS AND LOGIC; PART II: EPISTEMOLOGY
Responsibility: edited by Bob Hale and Aviv Hoffmann.

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Modality is a fine collection that will have wide appeal. Its chief value is in the sceptical reflections on modality to which it will prompt many readers. * Arif Ahmed, Mind *

 
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