Property identities and modal arguments
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Many physicalists about the mind are committed to claims about property identities. Following Kripke's well-known discussion, modal arguments have emerged as major threats to such claims. This paper argues that modal arguments can be resisted by adopting a counterpart theoretic account of modal claims, and in particular modal claims involving properties. Thus physicalists have a powerful motive to adopt non-Kripkean accounts of the metaphysics of modality and the semantics of modal expressions.
Ball , D N 2011 , ' Property identities and modal arguments ' , Philosophers' Imprint , vol. 11 , no. 13 , pp. 1-19 .
© 2011, Derek Ball.
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