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    In this thesis I examine three models of justification for the epistemic authority of the principle of contradiction. Aristotle has deemed the principle "that the same attribute cannot at the same time belong and not belong to the same subject and in the same respect" the most certain and most prior of all principles, both in the order of nature and in the order of knowledge, and as such it is indemonstrable. The principle of contradiction is involved in any act of rational discourse, and to den…Read more
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    Leibniz And Krikpe On Trans-world Identity
    Florida Philosophical Review 9 (1): 67-77. 2009.
    Traditionally, the views of Leibniz and Kripke are seen as opposites on the spectrum with respect to trans-world identity: Leibniz argues against it, while for Kripke it is crucial for explaining the very notion of possibility. My paper proposes a reading that blurs the distinction between the two positions – but this, it will be shown, does not absolve them from the common difficulties they must face when confronted with modal statements