A purely recombinatorial puzzle

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Fritz, Peter 2017. A purely recombinatorial puzzle. Noûs. 51 (3), pp. 547 - 564. https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12172
AuthorsFritz, Peter
Abstract

A new puzzle of modal recombination is presented which relies purely on resources of first‐order modal logic. It shows that naive recombinatorial reasoning, which has previously been shown to be inconsistent with various assumptions concerning propositions, sets and classes, leads to inconsistency by itself. The context sensitivity of modal expressions is suggested as the source of the puzzle, and it is argued that it gives us reason to reconsider the assumption that the notion of metaphysical necessity is in good standing.

Year2017
JournalNoûs
Journal citation51 (3), pp. 547 - 564
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN0029-4624
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12172
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84994518201
Page range547 - 564
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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