Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Disjunction and Modality

As part of my attempt to explain Auriol's denial, I've been reading Ray Jennings's refreshingly irreverent book The Genealogy of Disjunction (1994). Jennings makes some interesting points about Latin and about the Stoics, but focuses on English 'or' and says little about our period. But he has suggested to me by email that Auriol might think of disjunctions as listing alternative possibilities, so that his denial might be prompted by the modal status of the disjuncts.

This suggestion is promising, because Auriol is adamant that the truth of ‹Antichrist will be› would entail its necessity, and so presumably the impossibility of ‹Antichrist will not be›. And given that the same reasoning should apply to propositions about the present and the past, this might be taken to corroborate my suspicion that Auriol thinks disjunctions are somehow indeterminate.

I'm now keener than ever to seek out any further remarks of Auriol's on disjunction. Watch this space.

5 comments:

Fangyaya said...

ralph lauren outlet
jordan shoes
adidas outlet store
pandora jewelry
montblanc pen
michael kors uk
adidas yeezy
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
canada goose jackets
ralph lauren home
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ralph lauren clearance outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
christian louboutin sale
oakley vault
red bottom shoes
gucci belts
concord 11
kate spade outlet
michael kors purses
discount jordans
jordan 3s
longchamp le pliage
louis vuitton bags
cartier watches outlet
mont blanc pens outlet
christian louboutin pas cher
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
toms shoes
coach outlet
cheap ray ban sunglasses
gucci bags
oakley sunglasses
oakley canada
replica rolex watches
coach outlet store
toms wedges
20168.10chenjinyan

Pengobatan Batuk Berdahak Herbal said...

Soon overcome all the problems your illness complaint before everything gets worse

Obat Asma Tradisional
Cara Herbal Mengobati Laringitis
Cara Alami Mengobati Alergi Menahun
Pengobatan Hernia Untuk Semua Usia
Pengobatan Yang Ampuh Batuk Kering
Pengobatan Kudis Secara Merata

jasonbob said...

jordan 1 off white
off white hoodie
supreme
golden goose sale
goyard handbags
stone island hoodie
kyrie 6
jordan shoes
balenciaga sneakers
jordan 11

yanmaneee said...

curry 8
paul george shoes
canada goose outlet
golden goose sale
kobe
off white shoes
supreme
yeezy boost 350 v2
kyrie 4 shoes
bape

tesloo said...

Click This Link browse around this website view it see here check my source why not look here