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Trenton Merricks


This book has two main goals. The first is to show that there are propositions. The second is to defend an account of their nature. While pursuing these goals, the text draws a variety of controversial conclusions about related issues, including, among others, supervaluationism, the nature of possible worlds, truths about non-existent entities, and whether and how logical consequence depends on modal facts. An argument is modally valid just in case, necessarily, if its premises are true, then its conclusion is true. The book begins with the assumption that some arguments are modally valid. The ... More

Keywords: propositions, modal validity, logical consequence, structured propositions, sets of possible worlds

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732563
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trenton Merricks, author
University of Virginia