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作者 Rini, A. A
書名 The world-time parallel : tense and modality in logic and metaphysics / A.A. Rini and M. J. Cresswell
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781107017474
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 歐美所圖書館  115 R475 2012    在架上  -  30500101431552
說明 xviii, 260 p. ; 24 cm
附註 "Is what could have happened but never did as real as what did happen? What did happen, but isn't happening now, happened at another time. Analogously, one can say that what could have happened happens in another possible world. Whatever their views about the reality of such things as possible worlds, philosophers need to take this analogy seriously. Adriane Rini and Max Cresswell exhibit, in an easy step-by-step manner, the logical structure of temporal and modal discourse, and show that every temporal construction has an exact parallel that requires a language that can refer to worlds, and vice versa. They make precise, in a way which can be articulated and tested, the claim that the parallel is at work behind even ordinary talk about time and modality. The book gives metaphysicians a sturdy framework for the investigation of time and modality - one that does not presuppose any particular metaphysical view"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; Part I. Truth and Indexicality: 1. Semantical indices; 2. Philosophical entities; 3. Situated truth; 4. The privileged position; Part II. Predicate Logic: Tense and Modal: 5. A formal language; 6. The non-existent; 7. Multiple indexing; 8. Time and world quantifiers; Part III. Times and Worlds, or Tense and Modality?: 9. Primitive modality and primitive tense; 10. 'Modalism' and 'tensism'; 11. The present and the actual; 12. Utterances; 13. Relativity; Part IV. De Rerum Natura: 14. Individuals and stages; 15. Predicate wormism; 16. Abstract and concrete; 17. Supervenience; Appendices: Appendix 1. The equivalence of Lmulti, Lxtw and Li; Appendix 2. Language and metalanguage; Appendix 3. Plantinga's metaphysics; Appendix 4. Interval semantics; Appendix 5. Fatalism and the world-time parallel (with H. Kocurek); Bibliography; Index
主題 Time
Modality (Theory of knowledge)
Alt Author Cresswell, M. J
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