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Modal Empiricism Made Difficult: An Essay in the Meta-Epistemology of Modality


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Title: Modal Empiricism Made Difficult: An Essay in the Meta-Epistemology of Modality
Authors: Sjölin Wirling, Ylwa
E-mail: ylwa.wirling@gmail.com
ylwa.sjolin.wirling@gu.se
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2019
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science ; Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Date of Defence: 2019-02-08
Disputation: Fredagen den 8 februari 2019, kl. 13.15, T302, Gamla Hovrätten, Olof Wijksgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensis
33
Keywords: epistemology of modality
modal epistemology
integration challenge
non-uniformism
modal empiricism
metaphysics of modality
epistemic value
Abstract: Philosophers have always taken an interest not only in what is actually the case, but in what is necessarily the case and what could possibly be the case. These are questions of modality. Epistemologists of modality enquire into how we can know what is necessary and what is possible. This dissertation concerns the meta-epistemology of modality. It engages with the rules that govern construction and evaluation of theories in the epistemology of mo¬dality, by using modal empiricism – a form of mod... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-984-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/57967
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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