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Modality (Logic)

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  • Modal Logic for Philosophersby James W. Garson

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This 2006 book provides an accessible, yet technically sound treatment of modal logic and its philosophical applications. more...

  • Modality and Tenseby Kit Fine

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Kit Fine has since the 1970s been one of the leading contributors to work at the intersection of logic and metaphysics. This is his eagerly-awaited first book in the area. It draws together a series of essays, three of them previously unpublished, on possibility, necessity, and tense. These puzzling aspects of the way the world is have been the... more...

  • A New Introduction to Modal Logicby M.J. Cresswell; G.E. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This long-awaited book replaces Hughes and Cresswell's two classic studies of modal logic: An Introduction to Modal Logic and A Companion to Modal Logic . A New Introduction to Modal Logic is an entirely new work, completely re-written by the authors. They have incorporated all the new developments that have taken place since 1968 in both modal... more...

  • Content and Modalityby Judith Thomson; Alex Byrne

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    Eleven distinguished philosophers have contributed specially written essays on a set of topics much debated in recent years, including physicalism, qualia, semantic competence, conditionals, presuppositions, two-dimensional semantics, and the relation between logic and metaphysics. All these topics are prominent in the work of Robert Stalnaker, a... more...

  • Modalityby Bob Hale; Aviv Hoffmann

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    The philosophy of modality investigates necessity and possibility, and related notions?are they objective features of mind-independent reality? If so, are they irreducible, or can modal facts be explained in other terms? This collection comprises essays on these and other questions by an excellent team of contributors. more...

  • The Nature of Necessityby Alvin Plantinga

    Clarendon Press 1978; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This is a reissue of a book which is an exploration and defence of the notion of modality 'de re', the idea that objects have both essential and accidental properties. It is one of the first full-length studies of the modalities to emerge from the debate to which Saul Kripke, David Lewis, Ruth Marcus and others have contributed.The argument is developed... more...

  • A Chance for Possibilityby Alexander Steinberg

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    As philosophers are keen to say, there is a possible world where Socrates is a carpenter. Plausibly, truths about what might or could not be the case are not basic but grounded in more fundamental features of reality. Steinberg develops this insight into a novel account of the supervenience structure of the modal realm. This study was awarded the 2012... more...

  • Modal Logics and Philosophyby Rod Girle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The first edition, published by Acumen in 2000, became a prescribed textbook on modal logic courses. The second edition has been fully revised in response to readers' suggestions, including two new chapters on conditional logic, which was not covered in the first edition. "Modal Logics and Philosophy" is a fully comprehensive introduction to modal... more...

  • Referential Opacity and Modal Logicby Dagfinn Follesdal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This landmark dissertation (1961) provides a systematic introduction to systems of modal logic and stands as the first presentation of what have become central ideas in philosophy of language and metaphysics, from the 'new theory of reference' and non-linguistic necessity and essentialism to 'Kripke semantics'. more...

  • Modalities and Multimodalitiesby Juliana Bueno-Soler; Walter Carnielli; Claudio Pizzi

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 89.99

    Multimodality is the key to many fertile investigations in modal logic. This book is a philosophically and historically-based introduction to modal logic that will appeal to philosophers, logicians, linguists, mathematicians and computer scientists. more...