Prior, translational semantics, and the Barcan formula

Copeland, B.Jack (2015) Prior, translational semantics, and the Barcan formula. Synthese, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s11229-015-0955-2


Author Copeland, B.Jack
Title Prior, translational semantics, and the Barcan formula
Journal name Synthese   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-0964
0039-7857
Publication date 2015-12-19
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0955-2
Open Access Status DOI
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The revolution in semantics in the late 1960s and 1970s overturned an earlier competing paradigm, ‘translational’ semantics. I revive and defend Prior’s translational semantics for modals and tense-modals. I also show how to extend Prior’s propositional modal semantics to quantificational modal logic, and use the resulting semantics to formalize Prior’s own counterexample to the Barcan Formula.
Keyword Prior
Davidsonian semantics
Modal semantics
Tense logical semantics
Substitutional quantifiers
Barcan formula
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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