Tense And Modality

  • Johan Van Benthem
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 29)


Conditionals may be viewed as relations between propositions, as we have seen, in striking analogy with the extensional treatment of determiners and quantifiers. But the more traditional intensional constructions are rather operators on propositions, such as modality or tense. Still, given the generalization made in Chapter 3 to arbitrary extensional categories, a similar move is possible for intensional notions. Instead of pursuing this topic in its full generality, we present two concrete cases.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Van Benthem
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  1. 1.Mathematics InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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