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The World-Time Parallel: Tense and Modality in Logic and Metaphysics

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Is what could have happened but never did as real as what did happen? What did happen, but isn't happening now, happened at another time. Analogously, one can say that what could have happened happens in another possible world. Whatever their views about the reality of such things as possible worlds, philosophers need to take this analogy seriously. A.A. Rini and M.J. Cres ...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 19th 2012)
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Joshua Stein
May 23, 2012 Joshua Stein rated it liked it
Until I got to the appendix, I was going to give the book two stars. Rini and Cresswell really are trying to do something interesting in constructing a good semantics for relating time and world, or at least acknowledging the similarities in semantics between the discussion of the two. There are a few problems with the bulk of the text and the arguments that Rini ad Cresswell present.

The first is that the modal semantics are not something that everyone agrees on. They tend to focus fairly heavil
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