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Stephen Yablo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.001.0001

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No Fool's Cold: Notes on Illusions of Possibility

No Fool's Cold: Notes on Illusions of Possibility

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(p.151) 5 No Fool's Cold: Notes on Illusions of Possibility
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Stephen Yablo (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266463.003.0005

This chapter explores the role of actuality in modal judgments. It argues that Kripke's first great contribution to conceivability studies was to have seen the need for a technology of modal error detection in the first place. His second great contribution was to have made a start at developing this technology. There is no need to foist on him a third ‘contribution’ of identifying the one and only way modal illusions can arise.

Keywords:   actuality, modal judgement, Kripke, conceivability studies

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