Modal combinatorialism is consistent with S5

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalThought: A Journal of Philosophy
Volume8
Issue number1
Early online date24 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • combinatorialism, S5, modality, Armstrong, modal logic