Language use in a branching Universe

Publication Year:
2005
Usage 1094
Downloads 1094
Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2554
Author(s):
Wallace, David
preprint description
I investigate the consequences for semantics, and in particular for the semantics of tense, if time is assumed to have a branching structure not out of metaphysical necessity (to solve some philosophical problem) but just as a contingent physical fact, as is suggested by a currently-popular approach to the interpretation of quantum mechanics.