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New paper 'An Object-Based Truthmaker Theory for Modals' (nonfinal version). Final version to appear in Philosophical Issues

Posted On: June 04, 2018

'An Object-Based Truthmaker Theory for Modals'. Invited contribution, 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 some of the 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.