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Analyticity, Modality and General Terms
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2007 (English)In: Hommage à Wlodek: Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz, Lund , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

ABSTRACT: In his recent paper ‘Analyticity: An Unfinished Business in

Possible-World Semantics’ (Rabinowicz 2006), Wlodek Rabinowicz takes on the task of providing a satisfactory definition of analyticity in the framework of possible-worlds semantics. As usual, what Wlodek proposes is technically well-motivated and very elegant. Moreover, his proposal does deliver an interesting analytic/synthetic distinction when applied to sentences with natural kind terms. However, the longer we thought and talked about it, the more questions we had, questions of both philosophical and technical nature. Hence the idea of this little paper – for how better to honor a philosopher than by trying very hard to criticize him? After quickly running over some background in possible worlds semantics and setting out Wlodek's proposal against that background, we shall bring up and discuss our questions in sections 3 – 5. In the final section, we shall also make a stab at a different solution to the problem, making use of our own earlier idea of relational modality.

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Lund , 2007.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20320OAI: diva2:186846
Available from: 2007-03-07 Created: 2007-03-07Bibliographically approved

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