PSA 1972 pp 331-334 | Cite as

Replies to van Fraassen’s Comments: Bressan and Suppes on Modality

  • Aldo Bressan
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 20)


In [5, Section 1, pp. 2 and 3] van Fraassen agrees that the correct account of Mach’s attempt must make essential use of modal concepts, but he makes some critical remarks on “the specific formulation adopted by Bressan.”


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    Bressan, A., ‘Metodo di assiomatizzazione in senso stretto delia Meccanica classica. Applicazione di esso ad alcuni problemi di assiomatizzazione non ancora completamente risolti’, Rend. Sem. Mat. Univ. di Padova 32 (1962), 55.Google Scholar
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    Bressan, A., A General Interpreted Modal Calculus, Yale Press, New Haven-London, 1972.Google Scholar
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    Bressan, A., ‘On the Usefulness of Modal Logic in Axiomatizations of Physics’, these proceedings, p. 285.Google Scholar
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    Suppes, P., ‘The Essential but Implicit Role of Modal Concepts in Science’, these proceedings, p. 305.Google Scholar
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    Van Fraassen, B. C., ‘Bressan and Suppes on Modality’, these proceedings, p. 323.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldo Bressan
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di PadovaItaly

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