A Modal Logic of Place

  • Georg Henrik Von Wright
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 15)


Few, if any, of the off-shoots of traditional modal logic have been as fertile both from a formal logical and from a philosophical point of view as the discipline which Prior named tense-logic, but for which the name temporal logic, suggested by Rescher, seems to me better. After I had become interested in this logic and done some work in it myself, I soon began to be intrigued by the question of whether there might not exist a ‘parallel’ branch of modal logic concerned with spatial concepts.


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    J. Garson and N. Rescher, ‘Topological Logic’, The Journal of Symbolic Logic. 33, 1968.Google Scholar

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