David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophy 103 (1):5-26 (2006)
Particular possibilities -- such as that this particular chair occupy the only vacant corner of my office -- are commonly supposed to depend on what actual things there are and what they are like, whereas general possibilities -- such as that some chair or other occupy some vacant corner or other of some office or other -- are commonly supposed not to be so dependent. I articulate a different conception whereby general possibilities are no less determined by what actual things there are and what they are like than particular possibilities. Ramifications of this approach are highlighted and brought to bear on a problem often raised for actualist essentialism.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ori Simchen (2004). On the Impossibility of Nonactual Epistemic Possibilities. Journal of Philosophy 101 (10):527-554.
Brian Ellis (2005). Marc Lange on Essentialism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (1):75 – 79.
Tim Maudlin (1988). The Essence of Space-Time. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:82 - 91.
Patricia Barres & P. N. Johnson-Laird (2003). On Imagining What is True (and What is False). Thinking and Reasoning 9 (1):1 – 42.
Kai von Fintel & Anthony S. Gillies (2009). `Might' Made Right. In Andy Egan & Brian Weatherson (eds.), Epistemic Modality. Oxford University Press.
Thomas Müller (2012). Branching in the Landscape of Possibilities. Synthese 188 (1):41-65.
J. R. Martin (2008). Negotiating Values: Narrative and Exposition. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 5 (1):41-55.
Ori Simchen (2012). Necessary Intentionality: A Study in the Metaphysics of Aboutness. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-05-06
Total downloads58 ( #26,429 of 1,101,139 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #59,018 of 1,101,139 )
How can I increase my downloads?