Modality

Nolan, Daniel (2009). Modality. In John Shand (Ed.), Central issues in philosophy (pp. 95-106) Chichester, U. K.: Wiley-Blackwell.

Author Nolan, Daniel
Title of chapter Modality
Title of book Central issues in philosophy
Place of Publication Chichester, U. K.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781405162708
1405162708
9781405162715
1405162716
Editor John Shand
Chapter number 7
Start page 95
End page 106
Total pages 12
Total chapters 20
Language eng
Abstract/Summary As well as what does happen, we are often concerned about what could have happened. When we are almost run over by a careless driver, we justifiably feel angry: even though no one was hurt, someone easily could have been. When we make decisions, we choose between alternative actions that we think are possible. Politicians and artists are often more inspired by what could be than what is. [chapter extract]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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