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The actual and the possible : modality and metaphysics in modern philosophy

Author: Mark Sinclair
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Mind Association occasional series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Actual and the Possible presents new essays by leading specialists on modality and the metaphysics of modality in the history of modern philosophy from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. It revisits key moments in the history of modern modal doctrines, and illuminates lesser-known moments of that history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Sinclair
ISBN: 0198786433 9780198786436
OCLC Number: 1013999557
Description: x, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Editor's Introduction1: Mogens Laerke: Aspects of Spinoza's Theory of Essence: Formal Essence, Non-Existence and Two Types of Actuality2: Stephan Leuenberger: Wolff's Close Shave with Fatalism3: Ohad Nachtomy: Modal Adventures after Leibniz: Existence and (Temporal, Logical, Real) Possibilities4: Jessica Leech: Kant's Material Condition of Real Possibility5: Christopher Yeomans: Hegel's Expressivist Modal Realism6: Thomas Baldwin: Russell on Modality7: Peter Simons: Modality and Degrees of Truth: an Austro-Polish Sideline in 20th-Century Modal Thought8: Mark Sinclair: Heidegger on 'Possibility'9: John Divers: De Re Modality in the Late 20th Century: the Prescient Quine
Series Title: Mind Association occasional series.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Sinclair.

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