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Single Idea 18750

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / e. Against possible worlds]

Full Idea

When the possible worlds semantics were further extended to model notions of knowledge and of moral obligation, the application was beginning to look distinctly forced and artificial.

Gist of Idea

Using possible worlds for knowledge and morality may be a step too far


Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R (Mathematical Methods in Philosophy [2014], 5)

Book Reference

'Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Horsten,L/Pettigrew,R [Bloomsbury 2014], p.26

A Reaction

They accept lots of successes in modelling necessity and time.