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Modal logics and ontologies for possible worlds

Grant number: 20/07998-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2020
Effective date (End): November 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Metaphysics
Principal researcher:Giorgio Venturi
Grantee:Renato Semaniuc Valvassori
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/25891-3 - Arbitrariness and genericity: or on how to speak of the unspeakable, AP.JP

Abstract

My goal in this project is to study the main proposed ontologies to deal with possible worlds and the modal logic framework used for philosophers in this field. Among the main ontologies that will be studied are the David Lewis's modal realism (1986), Plantinga and Stalnaker's atualism (1979), combinatorialism - famously defended by Cresswell (1979) -, and Rutley's meinongianism (1980). Concerning modal logics, this project will focus on the most important axiomatic systems - especially Lewis's S4 and S5 - and the semantics SC and LC for counterfactuals.

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