Modal combinatorialism is consistent with S5

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The combinatorial theory of modality has long been dogged by the supposed problem that it entails that S5 is not the correct logic for metaphysical modality. In this paper, I suggest a modification to combinatorialism, to eliminate this tension with S5. I argue that the resulting view is more in the spirit of combinatorialism than the original position.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalThought: A Journal of Philosophy
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • combinatorialism
  • S5
  • modality
  • Armstrong
  • modal logic


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