Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 39, number 117, diciembre 2007
Bidimensionalismo epistémico y el espacio ontológico modal
[Epistemic Two-Dimensionalism and the Ontological Modal Space]
José Tomás Alvarado Marambio
Instituto de Filosofía
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Abstract: This work presents the main lines of epistemic two-dimensionalism recently defended by David Chalmers, discussing, in particular, the motivations that semantics is supposed to serve in the connection between metaphysical modality and epistemic modality. After presenting the two-dimensional epistemic semantics, three difficulties are leveled against it: (i) it is insufficiently distinguished from the traditional contextual bi-dimensional semantics; (ii) the notion of a priori justification on which it is constructed is badly requiring more precision; and (iii) the defenders of the semantics have completely despised the cases of “strong contingencies”.
Keywords: two-dimensionalism, modality, a priori, semantics

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