ISBN-10:
0199278709
ISBN-13:
9780199278701
Pub. Date:
09/15/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers

Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers

by Kit Fine

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ISBN-13: 9780199278701
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2005
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kit Fine is Silver Professor of Philosophy at New York University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Issues in the Philosophy of Language
1. Reference, Essence, and Identity
2. The Problem of De Re Modality
3. Quine on Quantifying In
II. Issues in Ontology
4. Prior on the Construction of Possible Worlds and Instants
5. Plantinga on the Reduction of Possibilist Discourse
6. The Problem of Possibilia
III. Issues in Metaphysics
7. The Varieties of Necessity
8. The Reality of Tense
9. Necessity and Non-Existence
IV. Reviews
10. Review of Lewis's 'Counterfactuals'
11. Review of Plantinga's 'Nature of Necessity'

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