Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Hardcover | January 3, 2010

byTakashi Yagisawa

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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 transworldidentity 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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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 t...

Takashi Yagisawa is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199576890

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IntroductionModal Realism1. Time, Space, World2. Existence3. Actuality4. Modal Realism and Modal Tense5. Transworld Individuals and Their Identity6. Extensionalism7. Impossibility8. Proposition and Belief9. Fictional Worlds10. EpistemologyBibliographyIndex