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  author={Reina Hayaki},
The standard view of metaphysical necessity is that it is truth in all possible worlds, and therefore that the correct modal logic for metaphysi cal necessity is S5, in models of which all worlds are accessible from each other. I argue that S5 cannot be the correct logic for metaphysical ne cessity because accessibility is not symmetric: there are possible worlds that are accessible from ours, but from which our world is inaccessible. There are (or could be) some individuals who, if they had… Expand
Brogaard and Salerno on antirealism and the conditional fallacy
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Usefulness to Original Institutional Economics (OIE) of Normative Criteria Theory in the Frameworks of Elinor Ostrom's Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) and Paul A. Sabatier's Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF)
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In earlier work I argued (following Hugh Chandler) that the conventionally accepted system S5 of (first-order) modal propositional logic, and even the weaker system S4, embody an invalid pattern ofExpand
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