The Tenseless Theory of Time and the Moodless Theory of Modality
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This paper develops a moodless theory of modality, intended to be as closely analogous to the tenseless theory of time as possible. It is argued that the new theory is distinct from David Lewis' modal realism and that it solves certain problems better than modal realism does, namely, the problem of advanced modalizing, the problem of necessitism, and the problem of conflict with common opinion.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Skow, Bradford. "The Tenseless Theory of Time and the Moodless Theory of Modality." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 100, 2 (September 2018) © 2018 The Author, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly; © 2018 University of Southern California and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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