On Keeping Blue Swans and Unknowable Facts at Bay: A Case Study on Fitch's Paradox

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Abstract

This chapter develops a Fitch-like paradox for strong modal fictionalism. It argues that the most promising strategy to avoid paradox is to reject the claim that modal claims are to be analyzed in terms of the contents of the fiction of possible worlds. It is hoped that by looking at the parallel case of modal fictionalism light can be shed on the threat posed by Fitch's paradox to semantic anti-realism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Essays on the Knowability Paradox
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191713972
ISBN (Print)9780199285495
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Antirealism
  • Fitch paradox
  • Knowability paradox
  • Modal fictionalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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