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We're thankful to the authors who wrote papers particularly for this quantity and kindly gave their permission for printing them jointly. None of those papers seemed wherever earlier than. Our detailed thank you are end result of the first six authors who kindly answered to our request and agreed to affix this new enterprise which we're calling 'comparative viewpoint' in ana­ lytical philosophy. within the introductory essay definite salient issues from every one paper were famous in basic terms to teach how 'com­ parative standpoint' may perhaps upload to, and be built-in with, mod­ ern philosophical dialogue within the analytic culture. desire­ much less to claim, any mistake, attainable mis-attribution or misrepresentation of the perspectives of the unique authors of the papers (appearing within the acknowledged introductory essay) is completely the accountability of the writer of that essay. the writer apologizes if there was such accidental misrepresenta­ tion and insists that the readers should still rely on the orig­ inal papers themselves for his or her personal knowing. For typo­ graphical difficulties it has now not consistently been attainable to exploit the symbols initially utilized by the authors, yet care has been taken to exploit the correct replacement for every of them.

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Oa1 iff (W,V) Fy ... ak ~h iff (W,V) 1=. O~l . ~k WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD so this means that MD"+1 R iff (W,V) F. oa! ak. In other words MD"+I"" oal ... ak iff (W,V) J=. oat ... ak as required by the induction. 2 Suppose that ~w is a class of models for LW based on a class of models ~o for Lo (indexed by I). Then there is an intensional model such that for any wff a of L (= ~ ) and any i E I

L. L. ), Analytical Philosophy in Comparative Perspective, 39-60. © 1985 by D. Reidel Publishing Company. 40 M. J. CRESSWELL LM is simply the language of modal logic whose atomic sentences are the sentence of Lo. LD (n ~ 0) is a sequence of languages whose formation rules are as follows: (i) If a is a sentence of LD then a and La are sentences of LD+I. (ii) If a and ~ are sentences of LD then so are (a V ~), (a A ~), (a ) ~), ~a and ~~. In these conditions I have departed from Skyrms' notation in two ways.

By the induction hypothesis where 1 ~ h ~ k for any yEW: 1~1 and so so ~1, ••• I. , ... , , ~k I~kl. = Y 1= ah iff (W,V) ~y an M. Y t= ~h iff (W,V) l=y ab M. (W,V) I=y ab (W,V) 1=. oa1 iff (W,V) Fy ... ak ~h iff (W,V) 1=. O~l . ~k WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD so this means that MD"+1 R iff (W,V) F. oa! ak. In other words MD"+I"" oal ... ak iff (W,V) J=. oat ... ak as required by the induction. 2 Suppose that ~w is a class of models for LW based on a class of models ~o for Lo (indexed by I).

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