Branching versus divergent possible worlds
Graduate studies at Western
Kriterion 19:12-20 (2005)
|Abstract||David Lewis' modal counterpart theory falls prey to the famous Saul Kripke's objection, and this is mostly due to his 'static' ontology (divergence) of possible worlds. This paper examines a genuinely realist but different, branching ontology of possible worlds and a new definition of the counterpart relation, which attempts to provide us with a better account of de re modality, and to meet satisfactorily Kripke's claim, while being also ontologically more 'parsimonious'.|
|Keywords||possible worlds branching modal realism|
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