somewhat like Henkin's nonstandard interpretation of higher-order logics, while the right semantics [or logical modalities is an analogue to the standard of type theory in Henkin's sense. interpretation Another possibility would be to follow W.V. Quine's advice to give up logi- cal modalities as being beyond repair. Or we could also try to develop a logic of conceptual possibility, restricting the range of our "possible worlds" to those compatible with the transcendental presuppositions of our own conceptual sys- tem. This looks in fact like one of the most interesting possible theories I have dreamt of developing but undoubtedly never will. Its kinship with Kant's way of thinking should be obvious. Besides putting the entire enterprise of possible-worlds semantics into a perspective, we can also see that the actual history of possible-worlds seman- tics is more complicated than it might first appear to be. For the standard in- terpretation of modal logics has reared its beautiful head repeatedly in the writings of Stig Kanger, Richard Montague the pre-Montague-semantics theorist, and Nino Cocchiarella.
Essay 1. Is Alethic Modal Logic Possible?.- Essay 2. Reasoning About Knowledge in Philosophy: The Paradigm of Epistemic Logic.- Essay 3. Are There Nonexistent Objects? Why Not? But Where Are They?.- Essay 4. On Sense, Reference, and the Objects of Knowledge.- Essay 5. Impossible Possible Worlds Vindicated.- Essay 6. Towards a General Theory of Individuation and Identification.- Essay 7. On the Proper Treatment of Quantifiers in Montague Semantics.- Essay 8. The Cartesian cogito, Epistemic Logic and Neuroscience: Some Surprising Interrelations.- Essay 9. Quine on Who's Who.- Essay 10. How Can Language Be Sexist?.- Essay 11. On Denoting What?.- Essay 12. Degrees and Dimensions of Intentionality.- Essay 13. Situations, Possible Worlds and Attitudes.- Essay 14. Questioning as a Philosophical Method.- Erratum.- Index of Subjects.- Index of Names.
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