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The contingency problem for neo-conventionalism

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Traditional conventionalism about modality claims that a proposition is necessarily true iff it is true by convention. In the wake of the widespread repudiation of truth-byconvention, traditional conventionalism has fallen out of favour. However, a family of theories of modality have arisen that, whilst abandoning truth-by-convention, retain the spirit of traditional conventionalism. These ‘neo-conventionalist’ theories surpass their forebears and don’t fall victim to the criticisms inherited...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1007/s10670-016-9837-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Subgroup:
NPEU;
ORCID:
0000-0002-3757-5591
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Erkenntnis Journal website
Volume:
82
Issue:
3
Pages:
653–671
Publication date:
2016-07-30
Acceptance date:
2016-07-25
DOI:
EISSN:
1572-8420
ISSN:
0165-0106
Pubs id:
pubs:681393
URN:
uri:9cab8cdb-f637-4f11-8dc1-e38dc18e2826
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uuid:9cab8cdb-f637-4f11-8dc1-e38dc18e2826
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pubs:681393

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