Chemical Possibility and Modal Semantics.
In the course of their work, chemists sometimes judge particular chemical processes to be possible or impossible. In this note I examine the semantics of the notion of possibility implicit in these judgments. I argue that standard possible worlds semantics does not allow an adequate analysis of this notion, and I suggest a modification of possible worlds semantics that may overcome this limitation.
||A previous version of this paper appeared on the author's website.
||modality, possibility, chemistry, possible worlds
||Specific Sciences > Chemistry
||12 Jan 2008
||07 Oct 2010 15:16
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