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By A. N. Prior

The connection among formal common sense and basic philosophy is mentioned lower than headings akin to A second look of Our Tense-Logical Postulates, Modal good judgment within the sort of Frege, and Intentional good judgment and Indeterminism.

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But even if it is false, the slightly weaker assumption of “Weak Centering” seems pretty safe: the actual world is at least as close to actuality as any other world is. 4). The Nature of Modality 29 very could have been” and “this could more have been than that” are ungrammatical. ” As mentioned in Chapter 1, we typically judge how easily something could have been the case by considering how great a departure from actuality is required for it to be the case. 1. As a further illustration, consider: Mary could very easily have gotten caught.

But let me say a few words at this point about how to formulate a variant of my view that is based on Incomparability. Suppose for the sake of the argument that Incomparability is true. Then my current definitions of comparative possibility and necessity need to be revised. For example, on my present definition of comparative possibility, P has a higher degree of possibility than Q iff some P-world is closer to actuality than any The Nature of Modality 35 These biconditionals are widely applied in philosophy.

By contrast, if a truth P is not sphereless, then P is true throughout the smallest sphere, so that the closest worlds where P is not true are outside the smallest sphere. 8), sphereless truths have a lower degree of necessity than truths that aren’t sphereless. e. as close to actuality as any world is). Any two sphereless truths therefore have the same degree of necessity. It follows that the lowest degree of necessity applies to all and only the sphereless truths. This degree of necessity, then, doesn’t correspond to any sphere.

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