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Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise (Hardcover)

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Modal realism says that non-actual possible worlds and individuals are as real as the actual world and individuals. Takashi Yagisawa defends modal realism of a variety different from David Lewis's theory. The notion of reality is left primitive and sharply distinguished from that of existence, which is proposed as a relation between a thing and a domain. Worlds are postulated as modal indices for truth on a par with times, which are temporal indices for truth. Ordinary individual objects are conceived as being extended in spatial, temporal, and modal dimensions, and their transworld identity is explicated by the closest-continuer theory. Impossible worlds and individuals are postulated and used to provide accounts of propositions, belief sentences, and fictional discourse.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199576890
SKU 211552413
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199576890
Release Date 11/28/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0326
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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