Added by: Berta Grimau, Contributed by: Patricia BlanchetteAbstract: This paper examines the connection between model-theoretic truth and necessary truth. It is argued that though the model-theoretic truths of some standard languages are demonstrably "necessary" (in a precise sense), the widespread view of model-theoretic truth as providing a general guarantee of necessity is mistaken. Several arguments to the contrary are criticized.
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Blanchette, Patricia. Models and Modality
2000, Synthese 124(1): 45-72.
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