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Book chapter

Возможности без миров

С. 160-185.
Шовье С.
Translator: Е. К. Карпенко

We have to elaborate an ontology of possible worlds only if the possible-worlds semantics, which is an indispensable tool for the formal calculus of the logicians of modalities, is apt to express the truth conditions of natural modal thoughts. We show that because a vast range of natural modal thoughts are sensible to the passage of time, i.e. because they make an essential use of tenses, their truth conditions cannot be reflected in a framework that includes a plurality of worlds. For nothing cannot be a world that is in the time of another.