A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility

Cambridge University Press (1989)
This major new work by David Armstrong is a contribution to recent philosophical discussions about possible worlds. Taking Wittgenstein's Tractatus as his point of departure, Armstrong argues that non-actual possibilities and possible worlds are recombinations of actually existing elements and as such are useful fictions. Included is an extended criticism of the alternative possible worlds approach championed by the American philosopher David Lewis.
Keywords Possibility  Logical atomism
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Call number BC199.L6.A76 1989
ISBN(s) 0521377803   9780521377805  
DOI 10.2307/2220038
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