Actuality and necessity – a puzzle about modality

  • In a recent paper – “A Priori Arguments for Determinism/Universal Necessity, and the Leibnizian Theodicy” – I considered, among other arguments for determinism, a modal argument which I called “the World-Argument.” I here repeat that argument in informal terms. I will then focus exclusively on the issues it raises in modal logic and in the metaphysics of modality; Leibnizian themes, prominent in “A Priori Arguments …,” are marginal in the present paper.

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Author:Uwe Meixner
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Year of first Publication:2023
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2023/03/15
First Page:1
Last Page:9
Institutes:Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Philosophie
Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Philosophie / Lehrstuhl für Philosophie mit Schwerpunkt Analytische Philosophie / Wissenschaftstheorie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 10 Philosophie / 100 Philosophie und Psychologie
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht