Axiomathes

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 531–551

Possible Worlds: A Neo-Fregean Alternative

Article

Abstract

I outline a neo-Fregean strategy in the debate on the existence of possible worlds. The criterion of identity and the criterion of application are formulated. Special attention is paid to the fact that speakers do not possess proper names for worlds. A broadly Quinean solution is proposed in response to this difficulty.

Keywords

Possible worlds Realism Context principle Possibility semantics Wright Dummett Stalnaker 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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