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Modality and Tense: Philosophical Papers

Kit Fine


This book is collection of the the author’s previously published papers on the philosophy of modality and tense and it also includes three unpublished papers. The author provides an exposition and defence of certain positions for which he is well-known: the intelligibility of modality de re; the primitiveness of the modal; and the primacy of the actual over the possible. He also argues for some less familiar positions: the existence of distinctive forms of natural and normative necessity, not reducible to any form of metaphysical necessity; the need to make a distinction between the worldly an ... More

Keywords: first person, identity, modality, normative, possible, realism, tense, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278701
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199278709.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kit Fine, author
Department of Philosophy, New York University
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