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New paper 'An Object-Based Truthmaker Semantics for Modals'. Forthcoming in Philosophical Issues

Posted On: August 07, 2018

'An Object-Based Truthmaker Semantics for Modals'. To appear in Philosophical Issues 'Philosophy of Logic and Inferential Reasoning', edited by C.F. Juhl and J. Schechter.

Abstract: This paper outlines a new semantics of modals that aims to overcome various difficulties for standard modal logic, especially standard deontic logic. This semantics is based on an a novel ontology of modal objects, entities like obligations, permissions, as well as epistemic states, abilities, and essences. Moreover, it is based on truthmaking in the sense of Fine's recent truthmaker semantics.