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Single Idea 17701

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 8. Possible Worlds Semantics]

Full Idea

Possible worlds semantics is appealing because it gives a compositional analysis of the truth conditions of statements about necessity and possibility.


'Compositionality' is assembly from components

Gist of Idea

Possible worlds semantics has a nice compositional account of modal statements


Edwin D. Mares (A Priori [2011], 02.2)

Book Reference

Mares,Edwin: 'A Priori' [Acumen 2011], p.16

A Reaction

Not sure I get this. Is the meaning composed by the gradual addition of worlds? If not, how is meaning composed in the normal way, from component words and phrases?