Friday, 10 May 2013

Leibniz Equivalence (slides)

Here are some slides for a talk on "Leibniz Equivalence" which includes some topics I've written some previous M-Phi posts about (Leibniz abstraction; the notion of abstract structure; possible worlds; the abstract/concrete distinction as modal).

The main things here are the accounts of:
(i) abstract structure: given a model $\mathcal{A}$, its abstract structure is a certain kind of second-order propositional function, $\hat{\Phi}_{\mathcal{A}}$;
(ii) possible worlds: entities $w$ such that
$w = \hat{\Phi}_{\mathcal{A}}[\vec{R}]$
where $\vec{R}$ is a sequence of relations.

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