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Conceiving the Impossible

  • Francesco Berto
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 356)

Abstract

In this third part of the book we delve deeper into modal Meinongianism. In this Chapter, we have a more formal approach to the theory; in the following  Chap. 8, we will examine how it answers to the five problems of naïve Meinongianism and gets applied specifically to the semantics and ontology of fictional discourse; and  Chap. 9 will be devoted to the theory’s main difficulties and open problems.

Keywords

Actual World Epistemic Logic Impossible World Modal Semantic Logical Validity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Berto
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Northern Institute of PhilosophyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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