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Introduction ; 1. Modalities and Intensional Languages ; 2. Iterated Deontic Modalities ; 3. Essentialism in Modal Logic ; 4. Essential attribution ; Appendix: Strict implication, deducibility and the deduction theorem ; 5. Quantification and ontology ; 6. Classes, collections, assortments, and individuals ; 7. Does the principle of substitutivity rest on a mistake? ; 8. Nominalism and the substitutional quantifier ; 9. Moral dilemmas and consistency ; 10. Rationality and believing the impossible ; 11. Spinoza and the ontological proof ; 12. On some post-1920s views of Russell on particularity, identity and individiation ; 13. Possibilia and possible worlds ; 14. A backward look at Quine's animadversions on modalities ; 15. Some revisionary proposals about belief and believing


Marcus is a brilliant, original, learned, tenacious, and productive scholar ... this review of the development of her thought, its connections with some important historical figures, and her differences with other contemporary philosophers [is] of great value. * David Kaplan, University of California *

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