Modal Logic as Metaphysics

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press (2013)
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Timothy Williamson gives an original and provocative treatment of deep metaphysical questions about existence, contingency, and change, using the latest resources of quantified modal logic. Contrary to the widespread assumption that logic and metaphysics are disjoint, he argues that modal logic provides a structural core for metaphysics.



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Methodological Afterword

The methodology developed and exemplified over the course of the book is summarized. Logic and metaphysics overlap. Appropriately interpreted, different logical systems form the structural core of different metaphysical theories. The choice amongst such theories is to be made by abductive ... see more

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