Ideas from 'The Barcan Formula and Metaphysics' by Ori Simchen [2013], by Theme Structure
[found in 'Theoria' (ed/tr ) [ ,]].
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4. Formal Logic / D. Modal Logic ML / 7. Barcan Formula
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The Barcan Formulas are orthodox, but clash with the attractive Actualist view

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The Barcan Formulas express how to combine modal operators with classical quantifiers

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The variable domain approach to quantified modal logic invalidates the Barcan Formula

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BF implies that if W possibly had a child, then something is possibly W's child

10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / d. Possible worlds actualism
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Serious Actualism says there are no facts at all about something which doesn't exist
