Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Barcan formula: claims that from the fact that it is possible that an object has a certain property it follows that this object exists. The formula is valid only in a few systems. See also modal logic.

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Hughes/Cresswell I 128
Barcan-Formelula/Kripke: assumes for each possible world a different domain of individuals, thereby obtaining a semantics in which the Barcan-Formula is not valid in comparison to our domain.(> Accessibility) - Accessibility/LewisVsKripke: Lewis about individuals, therefore Barcan formula valid in Lewis.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

K I
S.A. Kripke
Name und Notwendigkeit Frankfurt 1981

K III
S. A. Kripke
Outline of a Theory of Truth (1975)
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Recent Essays on Truth and the Liar Paradox, R. L. Martin (Hg), Oxford/NY 1984

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-12-13