Choice Points for a Modal Theory of Disjunction

Topoi 36 (1):171-181 (2017)
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Abstract

This paper investigates the prospects for a semantic theory that treats disjunction as a modal operator. Potential motivation for such a theory comes from the way in which modals embed within disjunctions. After reviewing some of the relevant data, I go on to distinguish a variety of modal theories of disjunction. I analyze these theories by considering pairs of conflicting desiderata, highlighting some of the tradeoffs they must face.

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Fabrizio Cariani
University of Maryland, College Park

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