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The Modes of Modality

  • Jaakko Hintikka
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 23)

Abstract

By the modes of modality I do not mean the changing fashions that prevail or have prevailed in the study of modal logics, although I would be tempted to comment on them, too.1 I am referring to those modes or modifications which have given modal logic its name. In other words, I have in mind the variety of systems of modal logic and the variety of philosophically interesting interpretations which can often be given of them. The point of my paper is to recommend a specific method for the study of this variety, which to my mind constitutes a veritable embarrassment of riches. This embarrassment also affects my paper, I am afraid; the major part of it is a series of sketches for applications of my methods rather than a continuous argument.

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References

  1. 1.
    Jaanko Hintikka, ‘Modality and Quantification’, Theoria 27 (1961) 119–128. Reprinted in the present volume, pp. 57–70Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jaakko Hintikka, Knowledge and Belief: An Introduction to the Logic of the Two Notions, Ithaca, NY., 1962, pp. 148–154Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Jaakko Hintikka, Knowledge and Belief: An Introduction to the Logic of the Two Notions, Ithaca, NY., 1962, pp. 46–47Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1969

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