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Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 223–240 | Cite as

Die Zurückführung des Möglichen auf das Wirkliche

  • Peter Kügler
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The Reduction of the Possible to the Real. Modern philosophy cannot avoid dealing with possible worlds — neither in the field of intensional logic nor in other fields not directly connected with logical investigations. This paper attempts to develop a method to substitute possible worlds by the real world, referring to the works of Stig Kanger and Nino B. Cocchiarella. This is done by investigating the metaphorical and dynamical functions of natural languages. It is proved that this new technique is adequate for use in the semantics of intensional languages. As an example a language is constructed, which is based on the aristotelian view of universal concepts.

Key words

Possible worlds theory of models formal languages ontology philosophy of language 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kügler
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  1. 1.Institut für PhilosophieLeopold-Franzens-Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckÖsterreich

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