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Objects and Modalities: A Study in the Semantics of Modal Logic

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2018.08.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tero Tulenheimo, Objects and Modalities: A Study in the Semantics of Modal Logic, Springer, 2017, 208pp., $119.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783319531182. Reviewed by Kohei Kishida, Dalhousie University In this book,Tero Tulenheimo lays out a semantics of quantified modal logic, and a semantic analysis of transworld or cross-world identity of individuals in particular, that is based on Hintikka's account of individuals in modal logic. Indeed, one may say his project is to modify and implement Hintikka's semantic ideas, by reflecting upon their philosophical foundations, providing them with a fuller and detailed formalism, and demonstrating applications of this formalism to several philosophical topics, and ones surrounding intentionality in particular. The most distinctive feature of Tulenheimo's semantics, in contrast to many semantics of quantified modal logic including the ones by Kripke and by David Lewis, is that. . .

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