Metaphysics of Modality

Campus: 
Budapest
Academic Year: 
2019-2020
Term: 
Fall
Credits: 
2.0
ECTS Credits: 
4.0
Course Description: 

In the first few weeks of the course we will review the possible worlds semantics for modal logic.  We will then consider the nature of possible worlds themselves with attention to conceptualist and ficitionalist theories as well as various forms of realism. Then we examine theories of actuality and the prospects of actualist ontologies.  Other topics may include necessitism vs. contingentism and metaphysical nihilism.