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  1. David K. Lewis (1986). On the Plurality of Worlds. Blackwell Publishers.
    This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only ...
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  2. Phillip Bricker (2006). David Lewis: On the Plurality of Worlds. In John Shand (ed.), Central Works of Philosophy, Vol. 5: The Twentieth Century: Quine and After. Acumen Publishing
    David Lewis's book 'On the Plurality of Worlds' mounts an extended defense of the thesis of modal realism, that the world we inhabit the entire cosmos of which we are a part is but one of a vast plurality of worlds, or cosmoi, all causally and spatiotemporally isolated from one another. The purpose of this article is to provide an accessible summary of the main positions and arguments in Lewis's book.
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    David Dunér (2016). Swedenborg and the Plurality of Worlds: Astrotheology in the Eighteenth Century. Zygon 51 (2):450-479.
    The possible existence of extraterrestrial life led in the eighteenth century to a heated debate on the unique status of the human being and of Christianity. One of those who discussed the new scientific worldview and its implications for theology was the Swedish natural philosopher and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. This article discusses Swedenborg's astrotheological transformation, his use of theological arguments in his early cosmology, and his cosmogony that later on ended up in his use of contemporary natural philosophy in his (...)
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    Michael J. Crowe (2016). William Whewell, the Plurality of Worlds, and the Modern Solar System. Zygon 51 (2):431-449.
    Astronomers of the first half of the nineteenth century viewed our solar system entirely differently from the way twentieth-century astronomers viewed it. In the earlier period the dominant image was of a set of planets and moons, both of which kinds of bodies were inhabited by intelligent beings comparable to humans. By the early twentieth century, science had driven these beings from every planet in our system except the Earth, leaving our solar system as more or less desolate regions for (...)
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    Chris Schabel (2009). Gerald Odonis on the Plurality of Worlds. In Lambertus Marie de Rijk, William Duba & Christopher David Schabel (eds.), Vivarium. Brill 331-347.
    Pierre Duhem and Eugenio Randi have investigated the later-medieval history of the problem of whether the existence of more than one world is possible, determining that Aristotle's denial of that possibility was rejected on theological grounds in the second half of the thirteenth century, but it was Nicole Oresme in the mid-fourteenth century who gave the strongest philosophical arguments against the Peripatetic stance, opting instead for Plato's position. For different reasons, neither Duhem nor Randi was able to examine Gerald Odonis' (...)
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    Louis Derosset (2011). On the Plurality of Worlds: David Lewis. [REVIEW] Humana.Mente 19.
    A commentary on David Lewis's /On the Plurality of Worlds/.
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    John Hedley Brooke (1977). Natural Theology and the Plurality of Worlds: Observations on the Brewster-Whewell Debate. Annals of Science 34 (3):221-286.
    Summary The object of this study is to analyse certain aspects of the debate between David Brewster and William Whewell concerning the probability of extra-terrestrial life, in order to illustrate the nature, constitution and condition of natural theology in the decades immediately preceding the publication in 1859 of Charles Darwin's Origin of species. The argument is directed against a stylised picture of natural theology which has been drawn from a backward projection of the Darwinian antithesis between natural selection and certain (...)
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    Laura J. Snyder (2007). 'Lord Only of the Ruffians and Fiends'? William Whewell and the Plurality of Worlds Debate. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (3):584-592.
    By the middle of the nineteenth century, the opinion of science, as well as of philosophy and even religion, was, at least in Britain, firmly in the camp of the plurality of worlds, the view that intelligent life exists on other celestial bodies. William Whewell, considered an expert on science, philosophy and religion , would have been expected to support this position. Yet he surprised everyone in 1853 by publishing a work arguing strongly against the plurality view. (...)
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  9. David Lewis (2001). On the Plurality of Worlds. Wiley-Blackwell.
    This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of modal realism is a good reason for believing that it is true.
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  10. Phillip Bricker (2006). Absolute Actuality and the Plurality of Worlds. Philosophical Perspectives 20 (1):41–76.
    According to David Lewis, a realist about possible worlds must hold that actuality is relative: the worlds are ontologically all on a par; the actual and the merely possible differ, not absolutely, but in how they relate to us. Call this 'Lewisian realism'. The alternative, 'Leibnizian realism', holds that actuality is an absolute property that marks a distinction in ontological status. Lewis presents two arguments against Leibnizian realism. First, he argues that the Leibnizian realist cannot account for the (...)
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  11. Andrew Blais (2001). On the Plurality of Actual Worlds. Mind 110 (437):174-177.
    In this dissertation, I articulate and defend the claim that there are many actual worlds, and so there are many truths. My point of departure is an argument presented and criticized by Donald Davidson: reality is relative to conceptual scheme, there are many conceptual schemes, therefore, there are many realities or worlds. Although it might seem that the weak premise is , Davidson's strategy is to attack . I maintain that in doing this, he isolates the scheme idea (...)
     
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    William G. Lycan (1988). On the Plurality of Worlds by David Lewis. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 85 (1):42-47.
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    Lewis White Beck (1984). Plurality of Worlds. The Origins of the Extra-Terrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to Kant. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (3):365-366.
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    Lewis White Beck (1988). The Extraterrestrial Life Debate. 1750-1900. The Idea of a Plurality of Worlds From Kant to Lowell. Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (2):324-326.
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    David Weissman (1987). On the Plurality of Worlds. Review of Metaphysics 40 (3):585-588.
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    J. Bigelow (1987). LEWIS, D.: "The Plurality of Worlds". [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65:208.
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    Angelo Caranfa (1986). Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to Kant. History of European Ideas 7 (3):303-304.
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    Grant McColley (1936). The Seventeenth-Century Doctrine of a Plurality of Worlds. Annals of Science 1 (4):385-430.
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    Margaret Morrison (2002). Of the Plurality of Worlds. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 93 (2):499-500.
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    Robert Ginsberg (1987). Plurality of Worlds. Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):129-131.
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  21. Roger Ariew (ed.) (1987). Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds. University of Chicago Press.
    These selections from _Le système du monde_, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem, focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology.
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  22. Geoffrey Cantor (2002). Of the Plurality of Worlds. A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853: Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; and Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted From the Second Edition. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 35 (3):347-379.
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  23. Geoffrey Cantor (2002). William Whewell, of the Plurality of Worlds. A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853: Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; and Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted From the Second Edition. Edited and with New Introductory Material by Michael Ruse. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2001. Pp. V+510. Isbn 0-226-89436-3. £13.00, $20.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 35 (3).
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  24. Michael Crowe (1983). Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of Extraterrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to Kant by Steven J. Dick. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 74:268-270.
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  25. Robert Hatch (1992). Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle; H. A. Hargreaves. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 83:661-662.
     
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  26. Stephen Pumfrey (1984). Plurality of Worlds. The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to Kant. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 17 (1):107-108.
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  27. Stephen Pumfrey (1984). Seventeenth Century Steven J. Dick, Plurality of Worlds. The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to Kant. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. ISBN 0-521-24308-4. Pp. X + 246. £19.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 17 (1):107.
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  28. Simon Schaffer (1987). Michael J. Crowe. The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750–1900: The Idea of a Plurality of Worlds From Kant to Lowell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. Pp. Xix + 680. ISBN 0-521-26305-0. £40.00. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 20 (4):485.
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  29. Chris Schabel (2009). Odonis on the Plurality of Worlds. In Lambertus Marie de Rijk, William Duba & Christopher David Schabel (eds.), Gerald Odonis, Doctor Moralis, and Franciscan Minister General: Studies in Honour of L.M. De Rijk. Brill
     
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  30. Simon Schaffer (1987). The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750–1900: The Idea of a Plurality of Worlds From Kant to Lowell. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 20 (4):485-486.
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    D. B. (1928). The Plurality of Worlds. Modern Schoolman 4 (8):138-139.
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  32. James E. Tomberlin (1989). Critical Review of David Lewis, On the Plurality of Worlds. Noûs 23:117-225.
     
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  33. Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem (1985). Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds. University of Chicago Press.
  34. David Lewis (2004). Selection From On the Plurality of Worlds. In Tim Crane & Katalin Farkas (eds.), Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology. OUP Oxford
     
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    Edward Grant (1987). Pierre Duhem, Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds. Trans. Roger Ariew. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Pp. Xxxi, 601. $35. Abridged Edition in Translation of Le Système du Monde: Histoire des Doctrines Cosmologiques de Platon À Copernic, 10 Vols., Published by Hermann, Paris, 1913–59. [REVIEW] Speculum 62 (4):927-929.
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    Dana R. Miller (1997). Plutarch's Argument for a Plurality of Worlds in De Defectu Oraculorum 424c10–425e. Ancient Philosophy 17 (2):375-395.
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    Michał Heller (1987). Wśród Książek [Recenzja] A. Funkenstein, Theology and the Scientific Imagination From the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century, 1986. Science in the Middle Ages, Red.: D.C. Lindberg, 1978. S. J. Dick, Plurality of Worlds - The Origins of the Extrater. [REVIEW] Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 9.
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    Michael Clark (1987). On the Plurality of Worlds. Philosophical Books 28 (2):93-96.
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    James Robert Brown (1987). On the Plurality of Worlds David Lewis Oxford: Blackwell, 1986. Pp. 276. $58.00, $27.00 Paper. Dialogue 26 (02):399-.
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    Graeme Forbes (1988). Review: The Plurality of Worlds. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 38 (151):222 - 240.
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  41. Philip P. Hanson (1986). David Lewis, On the Plurality of Worlds Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 6 (10):498-500.
     
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    James Warren (2004). Ancient Atomists on the Plurality of Worlds. Classical Quarterly 54 (02):354-365.
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    Edward Grant (1987). Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds. [REVIEW] Speculum 62 (4):927-929.
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    Allen Stairs (1988). Review: Review Essay: On the Plurality of Worlds. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (2):333 - 352.
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  45. James Robert Brown (1987). David Lewis, "on the Plurality of Worlds". [REVIEW] Dialogue 26 (2):399.
     
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  46. Michael Clark (1987). Review of David Lewis, On the Plurality of Worlds. [REVIEW] Philosophical Books 28.
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  47. Michael J. Crowe (1983). Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of Extraterrestrial Life Debate From Democritus to KantSteven J. Dick. Isis 74 (2):268-270.
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  48. Steven J. Dick (1987). The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900: The Idea of a Plurality of Worlds From Kant to LowellMichael Crowe. Isis 78 (2):257-259.
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  49. Graeme Forbes (1988). The Plurality of Worlds. Philosophical Quarterly 38 (51):222.
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  50. Philip Hanson (1986). David Lewis, On the Plurality of Worlds. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 6:498-500.
     
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