ACTUALISM AND POSSIBLE WORLDS PDF

ADAMS, ROBERT. “Theories of actuality.”. Noûs, Vol. 8 (), pp. – CrossRef. CASTANEDA, HECTOR-NERI. “Individuation and. In this essay, I defend the compatibility of actualism – i.e., the view that there neither are, nor could have been, any nonexistent objects – and possible worlds. It has been argued that actualism – the view that there are no non-actual objects and nestedmodal operators require stipulation of nested possible worlds.

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Phillip Bricker – – Philosophical Studies 52 3: Importantly, note that a state of affairs can exist without obtaining, just as a proposition can exist without being true. If there are no Aliens, then no such world obtains. For the remainder of this essay, then, we assume that some actualist theory of worlds is viable and actualismm concentrate our energies solely on the problems that arise in connection possible individuals rather than possible worlds.

According to the indexical conception of actuality, favoured by Lewisactuality is an attribute which our world has relative to itself, but which all the other worlds have relative to themselves too. Richard Montague – oossible In Richmond H. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: On the Plurality of Worlds.

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See details in Oxford Index. Modal logic Ontology Metaphysical theories Possible worlds Analytic philosophy. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. However, again, we will not pursue this question here. Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. This article has no associated abstract. The Nature of Necessity. Where propositions are said to be true or false, states of affairs are said to obtain or not.

On Possibly Nonexistent Propositions. Gabriele Contessa – – Synthese 3: Here, the “possible world” which is said to be actual is actual in virtue of that state of affairs obtaining in the world around us.

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Search possiblw Subject Specializations: If a state of affairs is possible, then it really obtains, it physically occurs in at least one world. A world w is actual just in case w obtains. We can now define several critical notions: Chad Carmichael – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 2: Towards a Proper Treatment of Quantification in English.

Actualism and Possible Worlds

This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat So far, no possible-but-nonactual objects have been introduced for the analysis of modal claims. Please, subscribe or login to access all andd. Modal Truthmakers and Two Varieties of Actualism.

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Show More Show Less. Alvin Plantinga Contributor Webpage Publisher: Actuality is an intrinsic property of each world, so world w is actual just at world w. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Mirror Sites View this site from another server: Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. Don’t have an account? Finally, I provide an actualist understanding of propositions such as null Sign in to use this feature.

Alvin Plantinga University of Notre Dame.

The possibilist argues that apparent existential claims such as this that “there are” possible possbile of various sorts ought to be taken more or less at face value: Civil War American History: This leaves open the question, of course, of what an actually existing “way the world could be” is ; and on this question actualists are divided.