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Synthese

, Volume 124, Issue 1–2, pp 45–72 | Cite as

Models and Modality

  • Patricia A. Blanchette
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Abstract

This paper examines the connection between model-theoretic truth and necessary truth. It is argued that though the model-theoretic truths of some standard languages are demonstrably ''necessary'' (in a precise sense), the widespread view of model-theoretic truth as providing a general guarantee of necessity is mistaken. Several arguments to the contrary are criticized.

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Standard Language Precise Sense Widespread View General Guarantee 
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  • Patricia A. Blanchette

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