Modal scepticism, unqualified modality, and modal kinds

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Abstract

I formulate and defend two sceptical theses on specific parts of our modal knowledge (unqualified and absolute modalities). My main point is that unqualified modal sentences are defective in that they fail to belong unambiguously to specific modal kinds and thus cannot be evaluated; hence, we must be sceptical of beliefs involving them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-409
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophia
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Absolute modality
  • Modal kinds
  • Modal scepticism

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In: Philosophia, Vol. 40, No. 2, 01.06.2012, p. 403-409.

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