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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Modal epistemology, modal concepts, and the Integration Challenge
Authors: Roca-Royes, Sonia
Contact Email: sonia.rocaroyes@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for Editorial Board of dialectica
Citation: Roca-Royes S (2010) Modal epistemology, modal concepts, and the Integration Challenge, Dialectica, 64 (3), pp. 335-361.
Abstract: The paper argues against Peacocke's moderate rationalism in modality. In the first part, I show, by identifying an argumentative gap in its epistemology, that Peacocke's account has not met the Integration Challenge. I then argue that we should modify the account's metaphysics of modal concepts in order to avoid implausible consequences with regards to their possession conditions. This modification generates no extra explanatory gap. Yet, once the minimal modification that avoids those implausible consequences is made, the resulting account cannot support Peacocke's moderate rationalism.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19878
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1746-8361.2010.01236.x
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in dialectica, Volume 64, Issue 3, pages 335-361, September 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell. The original publication is available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1746-8361.2010.01236.x/full
Affiliation: Philosophy

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