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Necessary Beings: An Essay on Ontology, Modality, and the Relations Between Them

@inproceedings{Hale2013NecessaryBA,
  title={Necessary Beings: An Essay on Ontology, Modality, and the Relations Between Them},
  author={B. Hale},
  year={2013}
}
Preface and acknowledgements Introduction 1. Ontological preliminaries 2. The necessity of necessity 3. Irreducible modality 4. Absolute Modality 5. The Source of Logical Necessities 6. Metaphysical Necessities 7. Necessary beings: properties and numbers 8. Higher-order logics 9. Contingent beings 10. Possibilities 11. Essential knowledge Bibliography Index 
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  • B. Hale
  • Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 2015
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