Journal of Philosophical Logic 44 (6):835–849 (2015)

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Malte Willer
University of Chicago
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Epistemic modals are a prominent topic in the literature on natural language semantics, with wide-ranging implications for issues in philosophy of language and philosophical logic. Considerations about the role that epistemic "might" and "must" play in discourse and reasoning have led to the development of several important alternatives to classical possible worlds semantics for natural language modal expressions. This is an opinionated overview of what I take to be some of the most exciting issues and developments in the field.
Keywords Epistemic modals  Update semantics  Information-sensitivity
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