Edited by Alastair Wilson (University of Birmingham, Oxford University)
|Summary||This category covers a variety of approaches to modality, characterized by their including a principle of recombination whereby there is a possibility for each way of combining some elements.|
|Key works||Skyrms 1981 develops a combinatorialism inspired by Wittgenstein's Tractatus. A principle of recombination is at the heart of Lewisian modal realism (Lewis 1986). Armstrong 1989 sets out a fictionalist combinatorialism with distinctive commitments, among them that there are no alien universals (i.e. universals not instantiated at the actual world).|
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