We live in a contingent world, a world that could have been different. A common way to deal with this contingency is by positing the existence of all possibilities. This, however, doesn’t get rid of the contingency – it merely moves it from the third-person view to the first-person view.
Keywords Contingency  Multiverse  Many worlds  Modal realism  Haecceity  Thrownness  Geworfenheit  Mind  precarious existence
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