Extended Modal Dimensionalism
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Modal dimensionalism (MD) is realism about spaces, times and worlds—metaphysical indices that make objects spatial, temporal and modal, respectively, and that play the role of alethic relativizers, i.e. items to which matters of truth are relativized. This paper examines several arguments against MD and shows that MD offers a feasible way to understand modal discourse.
KeywordsModal Logic Actual World Modal Index Football Player Modal Space
I thank the anonymous referees for their helpful comments. I also thank John Divers, Fredrik Haraldsen, Daniel Nolan, Marián Zouhar and especially Takashi Yagisawa for discussions and comments. My work on this paper was supported by research grant Vega No. 2/0049/16, Fictionalism in Philosophy and Science.
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