Modal metaphysics reading seminar2016 Spring semester
BMA-LOTD-351,BMI-LOTD-351E, BBN-FIL-402, BMA-FILD-402András Máté,Péter Mekis
First class: 19. February
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.
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.