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We're thankful to the authors who wrote papers especially for this quantity and kindly gave their permission for printing them jointly. None of those papers seemed at any place earlier than. Our detailed thank you are as a result of the first six authors who kindly spoke back to our request and agreed to affix this new enterprise which we're calling 'comparative standpoint' in ana­ lytical philosophy. within the introductory essay definite salient issues from every one paper were famous basically to teach how 'com­ parative point of view' may well upload to, and be built-in with, mod­ ern philosophical dialogue within the analytic culture. want­ much less to assert, any mistake, attainable mis-attribution or misrepresentation of the perspectives of the unique authors of the papers (appearing within the stated introductory essay) is solely the accountability of the writer of that essay. the writer apologizes if there was such unintended misrepresenta­ tion and insists that the readers may still rely on the orig­ inal papers themselves for his or her personal figuring out. For typo­ graphical difficulties it has no longer constantly been attainable to take advantage of the symbols initially utilized by the authors, yet care has been taken to take advantage of the right kind replacement for every of them.

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Hence when a proper name "Socrates" is uttered the hearer becomes aware of a person/object which should be presented in his awareness under a 'mode' of presentation. In other words the hearer's awareness must have the structure: ~ as f. But under what mode is the person/object Socrates presented in our awareness when the name is uttered and heard by us? Different Naiyayikas suggest slightly different answers. But one common factor among them is that a 'distinguisher' must act as the said mode (see also Shaw below).

I as in the previous section. In fact the definition is simpler than it was in section one because we only have to shew how to define M. i ' l for a formula a when a is oa1 ••• aA and aI, ... , ak are all in L•. The definition is: (i) If a E L. then M. :) is the union of all the Moi's, and~wis the class of all the M~'s. Before proceding to shew that this semantics is equivalent to the intensional one, it might be worth observing one or two things. In the first place R can be taken extensionally so that the properties of models that we are interested in are purely extensional properties.

We can also get a converse which is more or less Skyrms' completeness theorem on p. 374. Consider Lx to be the language of propositional modal logic obtained by treating the WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD sentences of Lo as if they were propositional variables. 4 For any wff a of LM, if C(a) is valid in all models of Lwthen a is a theorem of propositional 55. Suppose that a is not a theorem of propositional 55. Then a fails in an 55 model in which the sentences of Lo are treated as atomic sentences.

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