Equivocity of being and modal metaontology


  • Andrii Vasylchenko Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, NAS of Ukraine


Aristotle, modal metaphysics, metaontology, possibilism, modal Meinongianism


Aristotle held the opinion that “Being is said in many ways”. The aim of this paper is to
find out the extent to which contemporary modal metaphysics supports this opinion. I assert
that the structure of modal semantics that presupposes a diversity of possible worlds
somehow related to the actual world as the exemplar, reproduces the Aristotelian conception
of Being in relation to one. This Aristotelian resource of contemporary modal metaphysics
most properly reveals itself in classical possibilism and modal Meinongianism.

Author Biography

Andrii Vasylchenko, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, NAS of Ukraine

candidate of sciences in philosophy, senior research fellow at the Department of Logic and Methodology of Science


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Vasylchenko, A. (2016). Equivocity of being and modal metaontology. Filosofska Dumka, (5), 65–71. Retrieved from https://dumka.philosophy.ua/index.php/fd/article/view/38






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