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Jaakko Hintikka is among the such a lot inventive figures in modern philosophy. He has made major contributions to nearly all components of the self-discipline, from epistemology and the philosophy of good judgment to the historical past of philosophy and the philosophy of technological know-how. a part of the fruitfulness of Hintikka’s paintings is because of its beginning very important new traces of research and new ways to conventional philosophical difficulties. This quantity gathers jointly essays from a few of Hintikka’s colleagues and previous scholars exploring his impact on their paintings and pursuing a number of the insights that we have got present in his paintings. This e-book incorporates a complete evaluation of Hintikka’s philosophy by means of Dan Kolak and John Symons and an annotated bibliography of Hintikka’s paintings.

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Journal of Philosophical Logic 25: 483–494. [16] Hendricks, V. F. (1999). ‘Methodology in Epistemology’, Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 34: 43–64. [17] Hendricks, V. F. (2001). The Convergence of Scientific Knowledge—a view from the limit. Trends in Logic: Studia Logica, vol. 9. Kluwer Academic Publishers. [18] Hendricks, V. F. (2003). ‘Active Agents’, ΦNEWS (2002), vol. 2: 5–40. A revised version of the paper is published in a special volume of the Journal of Logic, Language, and Information, van Benthem, J.

In the case of a possible worlds model this will mean that the cross world identities must already be given, otherwise one just doesn’t have a bone fide model. In order to see this consider the following proposition: (S) It is possible that someone succeeded in assassinating Hitler. 36 Troy Catterson S can be taken in one of two ways: It can be interpreted as a statement concerning the possible truth of a particular proposition, or it can be taken as a claim concerning an existing individual. This distinction can be made clearer if we utilize the existential quantifier and a possibility operator.

Hintikka on the Problem with the Problem of Transworld Identity 45 love Beelzebub. But, since Beelzebub must be hated by everyone, then Amida would also hate Beelzebub –that is to say, not love him, which is a contradiction. Now, if not all possible beings are compossible, then not all possible beings are actual. These are the possibilities: either one exists but not the other, or both do not exist. If only one does not exist, then there is at least one possible being that is not actual. If both, then there are at least two.

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