On Williamson and simplicity in modal logic

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Abstract

According to Timothy Williamson, we should accept the simplest and most powerful second-order modal logic, and as a result accept an ontology of "bare possibilia". This general method for extracting ontology from logic is salutary, but its application in this case depends on a questionable assumption: that modality is a fundamental feature of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-698
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian Journal of Philosophy
Volume46
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Williamson
  • fundamentality
  • modality
  • necessitism

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