Modal Empiricism and Two-Dimensional Semantics

Ambrus, Gergely (2009) Modal Empiricism and Two-Dimensional Semantics. In: Language and World. The 32nd International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2009., August 9-15, 2009., Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria.

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In the paper I argue that it follows from David Chalmers’ semantics and metaphysics concerning microphysical terms that microphysical identifications are strongly necessary. This result supports modal empiricism and also counts in favour of a posteriori materialism (and thus against Chalmers’ property dualism), for it blocks the conjecture that a posteriori materialism is committed to strong necessities, but there are no such modalities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > B1 Philosophy (General) / filozófia általában
Depositing User: dr. Gergely Ambrus
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2012 06:49
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2012 06:49

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