Synthese 174 (3):341 - 353 (2010)

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Gabriele Contessa
Carleton University
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In this paper, I distinguish between two varieties of actualism—hardcore actualism and softcore actualism—and I critically discuss Ross Cameron’s recent arguments for preferring a softcore actualist account of the truthmakers for modal truths over hardcore actualist ones. In the process, I offer some arguments for preferring the hardcore actualist account of modal truthmakers over the softcore actualist one.
Keywords Modality  Actualism  Possible Worlds  Powers
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-008-9456-x
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