Sökning: "metaphysics of modality"

Hittade 3 avhandlingar innehållade orden metaphysics of modality.

  1. 1. In Virtue Of : Determination, Dependence, and Metaphysically Opaque Grounding

    Författare :Henrik Rydéhn; Matti Eklund; Sten Lindström; Dan López de Sa; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; grounding; metaphysical grounding; dependence; ontological dependence; determination; explanation; metaphysical explanation; essence; modality; fundamentality; metaphysical laws; reduction; supervenience; metaphysical structure; Theoretical Philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Sammanfattning : This dissertation investigates grounding, the relation of non-causal determination whereby one fact obtains in virtue of some other fact or facts. Although considerations of grounding have been central throughout Western philosophy, the last 15-20 years have seen a renaissance of systematic work on grounding in analytic philosophy. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Modal Empiricism Made Difficult: An Essay in the Meta-Epistemology of Modality

    Författare :Ylwa Wirling; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; epistemology of modality; modal epistemology; integration challenge; non-uniformism; modal empiricism; metaphysics of modality; epistemic value;

    Sammanfattning : Philosophers have always taken an interest not only in what is actually the case, but in what is necessarily the case and what could possibly be the case. These are questions of modality. Epistemologists of modality enquire into how we can know what is necessary and what is possible. This dissertation concerns the meta-epistemology of modality. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Kripke on Necessity : A Metaphysical Investigation

    Författare :Kyriakos Theodoridis; Teoretisk filosofi; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; ethics; Systematic philosophy; conceivability; mereological identity; ontological character; identity; possible worlds; actuality; properties; ontology; object; contingency; apriori; Metaphysical; epistemic; aesthetics; metaphysics; epistemology; ideology; Systematisk filosofi; etik; estetik; metafysik; kunskapsteori; ideologi; Philosophical logic; Filosofisk logik; logik;

    Sammanfattning : I undertake a metaphysical investigation of Saul Kripke's modern classic, Naming and Necessity (1980). The general problem of my study may be expressed as follows: What is the metaphysical justification of the validity and existence of the pertinent classes of truths, the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori, according to the Kripke Paradigm? My approach is meant to disclose the logical and ontological principles underlying Kripke's arguments for the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori respectively. LÄS MER