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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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Mind following peer review. The version of record Mark Jago "Advanced Modalizing Problems" Mind 2016 125: 627-642. is available online at:
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Identification Number: 10.1093/mind/fzv172
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 21:55

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