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On Contemporary Analysis of Modalities

(Original title: K současné analýze modalit)
Organon F, 2004, vol. 11, No 1, pp. 15-31.
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Abstract

In the paper I firstly review attitudes that the founders of modern logic and analytical philosophy maintained towards modalitites, preferring logical or epistemical reduction, then I proceed to their contemporary metaphysical opponents who aspire to refine the newleibnizian ontology of possible worlds. I point out some unclarified assumptions in their „arguments\'\' to which – and to the philosophical analysis of possibility in general – I add a few final general critical remarks based on Wittgenstein-Carnapś conception of possibility as meaningfulness.

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