Linguistic modal conventionalism in the real world
This thesis examines the prospects for a theory of metaphysical modality according to which modal truth is determined by conventional rules governing the terms in a natural language. I label this theory ‘linguistic modal conventionalism’, or ‘LMC’. My focus is on articulating and responding to a specific objection to LMC: the objection that conventionalism about the modal features of objects and propositions leads to conventionalism about ordinary objects and...[Show more]
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