Readership: Scholars and advanced students of logic and metaphysics.
Timothy Williamson, University of Oxford
Timothy Williamson is the Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College Oxford. He was previously Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh, and has also taught at Trinity College Dublin, and as a visitor at MIT, Princeton, the Australian National University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and elsewhere. He has published dentity and Discrimination (Wiley-Blackwell, 1990), Vagueness (Routledge, 1994), Knowledge and its Limits (Clarendon Press, 2000), The Philosophy of Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and many articles on logic and philosophy.
"a very important addition to the literature... clear, meticulous, and ingenious... This tightly argued book contains a large number of interesting arguments, claims, observations, and comments on a wide variety of topics in modal logic and metaphysics. It reminds us that there is much useful philosophizing to be done beyond an incredulous stare." - Takashi Yagisawa, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
1: Contingentism and Necessitism
2: The Barcan Formula and its Converse: Early Developments
3: Possible Worlds Model Theory
4: Predication and Modality
5: From First-Order to Higher-Order Modal Logic
6: Intensional Comprehension Principles and Metaphysics
7: Mappings between Contingentist and Necessitist Discourse
8: Consequences of necessitism