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(1991) Phenomenology and the formal sciences, Dordrecht, Springer.

Modalization and modalities

Charles Harvey, Jaakko Hintikka

pp. 59-77

In part I. of this essay we attempt to articulate Husserl's phenomenological descriptions for the genesis of the primitive logical connectives, negation and disjunction. In part II. we describe possible worlds models for the use of disjunction and negation in epistemic contexts and contexts relating to the analysis of meanings. Finally, in part III, we try to show (a) how an appeal to Husserl's analyses of modalization may buffer possible worlds theories of intentionality from charges that it is engaged in a metaphysically naive enterprise, and (b) how possible worlds methods of analysis may suggest an advisable tactical maneuver for Husserlian phenomenology in light of recent criticisms of Husserl's philosophy of language.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-011-2580-2_5

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Harvey, C. , Hintikka, J. (1991)., Modalization and modalities, in T. M. Seebohm, D. Føllesdal & J. N. Mohanty (eds.), Phenomenology and the formal sciences, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 59-77.

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