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Modality and Explanatory Reasoning$
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Boris Kment

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199604685

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.001.0001

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A Theory of Worlds

A Theory of Worlds

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(p.113) 5 A Theory of Worlds
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Modality and Explanatory Reasoning
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Boris Kment

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604685.003.0005

Chapter 5 turns the version of linguistic ersatzism proposed in Chapter 4 into a theory of worlds that meets all the demands of the view of necessity defended in the book. That requires an expansion of the Lagadonian language that extends its expressive capacities, which in turn requires a number of further modifications. The revisions have two significant implications for the theory of modality. Firstly, it is impossible in the strictest sense for reality to have certain extreme degrees of complexity or disorderliness, and certain claims about proper classes are necessary in the strictest sense as well. Secondly, worlds aren’t sets but proper classes of Lagadonian sentences, and therefore cannot themselves be members of any classes.

Keywords:   modality, necessity, worlds, linguistic ersatzism, Lagadonian language, proper classes

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