Equivocity of being and modal metaontology
Keywords: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.
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