The Review of Symbolic Logic

Research Article

MANY-VALUED MODAL LOGICS: A SIMPLE APPROACH

GRAHAM PRIESTa1 c1

a1 Universities of Melbourne and St Andrews

1.1 In standard modal logics, the worlds are 2-valued in the following sense: there are 2 values (true and false) that a sentence may take at a world. Technically, however, there is no reason why this has to be the case. The worlds could be many-valued. This paper presents one simple approach to a major family of many-valued modal logics, together with an illustration of why this family is philosophically interesting.

(Received January 25 2008)

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c1 DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE MELBOURNE 3010 AUSTRALIA E-mail: g.priest@unimelb.edu.au