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Modal metaphysics reading seminar
2016 Spring semester
BMA-LOTD-351,BMI-LOTD-351E, BBN-FIL-402, BMA-FILD-402
András Máté,Péter Mekis
Fri 14:00-15:30
 i/224
First class: 19. February

Timothy Williamson, one of the most influential and original contemporary philosophers, recently wrote a paper on objective modalities that seems to be an important contribution to the metaphysics of modalities. The paper was downloaded in a draft version from Academia.edu.  In this seminar we are going to discuss this paper, along with a couple of other texts which will help us putting Williamson's ideas and arguments in perspective. The reading list may vary in accordance with the directions our investigations will take.

Literature

Williamson, T, Modal Science. Manuscript, 2015.
Williamson, T, Modal Logic as Metaphysics. Oxford UP, 2013.
Kratzer, A, Modals and Conditionals. Oxford UP, 2012.
Lewis, D, On The Plurality of Worlds. Blackwell, 1986.
Kripke, S, Naming and Necessity. Harvard UP, 1980 
Quine, WVO, Reference and Modality. In: From a Logical point of View. Harvard UP, 1953.

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