Advanced modalizing problems

Jago, Mark (2016) Advanced modalizing problems. Mind, 125 (499). pp. 627-642. ISSN 1460-2113

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I present an internal problem for David Lewis’s genuine modal realism. My aim is to show that his analysis of modality is inconsistent with his metaphysics. I consider several ways of modifying the Lewisian analysis of modality, but argue that none are successful. I argue that the problem also affects theories related to genuine modal realism, including the stage theory of persistence and modal fictionalism.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 12:04
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