Impossible Worlds and Metaphysical Explanation: Comments on Kment’s Modality and Explanatory Reasoning

Analysis 77 (1):134-148 (2017)
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In this critical notice of Kment's _Modality and Explanatory Reasoning_, we focus on Kment’s arguments for impossible worlds and on a key part of his discussion of the interactions between modality and explanation – the analogy that he draws between scientific and metaphysical explanation.

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