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2008 | 17 | 2(66) | 17-27
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The Possible and Other Kinds of World

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The author argues that possible worlds semantics is counterintuitive and does not to achieve its goals. The definition of the meaning of a sentence as the set of all possible worlds in which the sentence is true is criticized as inadequate; the semantics of modal expressions is shown to be uninformative. Truth-conditions of counterfactuals on one hand, and definitions of law-like expressions (or statements expressing causal connection) on the other hand, are exposed as circular. A further development of indexical semantics - more fine-grained and involving interdisciplinary research into the relationships among the indices - is advocated as an alternative.
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  • J. Pasniczek, Uniwersytet Mariin Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie, Instytut Filozofii, pl. Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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09PLAAAA06401
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bwmeta1.element.82f31d03-3d42-3a64-82b4-4749a6bc1e9d
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