We’re now in the second day of “week 1” of Michaelmas, here in Oxford, and the philosophy faculty library is considerably busier than it was in week 0, let alone the negative weeks. It’s just as well that I’ve got some writing done already. Today I’m heading off to Nottingham to give two talks. The Philosophy Department will get the first outing of my fresh-off-the-presses paper Invention is the Mother of Necessity in which I try out a (new, I hope) semantically anti-realist account of metaphysical necessity and possibility. Have a look at the paper and let me know what you think, if you’re into that sort of thing. I’ll be presenting it also in Bristol, St. Andrews and here in Oxford, so it will probably see signifiant modifications and updates over the next months. The other talk is the formal partner of that one, on proof theory for S5. I’m still writing the notes up for this (we’ll see how much I can get written on the train today), and I’ll upload that when I can.
Then, with these papers largely written, I can get back to the book! I’m looking forward to it.
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