World and object: Metaphysical nihilism and three accounts of worlds

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 103 (3):353–360 (2003)
The study of metaphysical possibility involves two central questions: (i) What are possible worlds? (ii) Is there an empty possible world? In looking at the first question we consider the different accounts of possible worlds-Lewisian realism, ersatzism, etc. In looking at the second question we consider the discussions of metaphysical nihilism, the modal ontological arguments, etc. In this paper I am drawing these two questions together in order to show how the position we hold on one of these issues affects the position we should hold on the other
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DOI 10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00076.x
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