Abstract

It is commonly assumed that all propositions have modal profiles and therefore bear their truth‐values either contingently or necessarily. I argue against this commonly assumed view and in defence of amodalism, according to which certain true propositions are neither necessarily nor contingently true, but only true simpliciter. I consider three arguments against ‘possible‐worlds theories’, which hold that modal concepts are to be analysed in terms of possible worlds. Although each of these arguments targets a different version of possible‐worlds theory, these versions jointly exhaust the entire range of possible‐worlds theories. After showing that each argument is naturally addressed by adopting amodalism, I argue that all defenders of possible‐worlds theory ought to accept amodalism.

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