On an unsound proof of the existence of possible worlds

Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 30 (4):598-603 (1989)
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In this paper, an argument of Alvin Plantinga's for the existence of abstract possible worlds is shown to be unsound. The argument is based on a principle Plantinga calls "Quasicompactness", due to its structural similarity to the notion of compactness in first-order logic. The principle is shown to be false.

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