Title

Modal scepticism, unqualified modality, and modal kinds

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Philosophia

Publication Date

6-1-2012

Volume

40

Issue

2

First Page

403

Last Page

409

Keywords

Modal scepticism, Absolute modality, Modal kinds

Abstract

I formulate and defend two sceptical theses on specific parts of our modal knowledge (unqualified and absolute modalities). My main point is that unqualified modal sentences are defective in that they fail to belong unambiguously to specific modal kinds and thus cannot be evaluated; hence, we must be sceptical of beliefs involving them.

DOI

10.1007/s11406-011-9335-4

Print ISSN

00483893

E-ISSN

15749274

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Sauchelli, A. (2012). Modal scepticism, unqualified modality, and modal kinds. Philosophia, 40(2), 403-409. doi: 10.1007/s11406-011-9335-4