The Resource The world-time parallel : tense and modality in logic and metaphysics, A.A. Rini and M.J. Cresswell

The world-time parallel : tense and modality in logic and metaphysics, A.A. Rini and M.J. Cresswell

Label
The world-time parallel : tense and modality in logic and metaphysics
Title
The world-time parallel
Title remainder
tense and modality in logic and metaphysics
Statement of responsibility
A.A. Rini and M.J. Cresswell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Rini, Adriane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD638
LC item number
.C75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cresswell, M. J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time
  • Modality (Theory of knowledge)
Label
The world-time parallel : tense and modality in logic and metaphysics, A.A. Rini and M.J. Cresswell
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1117/2011040514-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-251) and index
Contents
Truth and indexicality. Semantical indices ; Philosophical entities ; Situated truth ; The privileged position -- Predicate logic: tense and modal. A formal language ; The non-existent ; Multiple indexing ; Time and world quantifiers -- Times and worlds, or tense and modality? Primitive modality and primitive tense ; 'Modalism' and 'tensism' ; The present and the actual ; Utterances ; Relativity -- De rerum natura. Individuals and stages ; Predicate wormism ; Abstract and concrete ; Supervenience -- Appendices. The equivalence of Lmulti, Lxtw and Li ; Language and metalanguage ; Plantinga's metaphysics ; Interval semantics ; Fatalism and the world-time parallel (with H. Kocurek)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 260 p.
Isbn
9781107017474
Lccn
2011040514
Other control number
40020606741
Other physical details
ill.
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  • 3979407-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3979407
  • (Sirsi) o753630514
  • (OCoLC)753630514
Label
The world-time parallel : tense and modality in logic and metaphysics, A.A. Rini and M.J. Cresswell
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1117/2011040514-b.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-251) and index
Contents
Truth and indexicality. Semantical indices ; Philosophical entities ; Situated truth ; The privileged position -- Predicate logic: tense and modal. A formal language ; The non-existent ; Multiple indexing ; Time and world quantifiers -- Times and worlds, or tense and modality? Primitive modality and primitive tense ; 'Modalism' and 'tensism' ; The present and the actual ; Utterances ; Relativity -- De rerum natura. Individuals and stages ; Predicate wormism ; Abstract and concrete ; Supervenience -- Appendices. The equivalence of Lmulti, Lxtw and Li ; Language and metalanguage ; Plantinga's metaphysics ; Interval semantics ; Fatalism and the world-time parallel (with H. Kocurek)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 260 p.
Isbn
9781107017474
Lccn
2011040514
Other control number
40020606741
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3979407-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3979407
  • (Sirsi) o753630514
  • (OCoLC)753630514

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