Mind 125 (499):627-642 (2016)

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Mark Jago
Nottingham University
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I present an internal problem for David Lewis’s genuine modal realism. My aim is to show that his analysis of modality is inconsistent with his metaphysics. I consider several ways of modifying the Lewisian analysis of modality, but argue that none are successful. I argue that the problem also affects theories related to genuine modal realism, including the stage theory of persistence and modal fictionalism.
Keywords Modality  Modal realism  Advanced modalizing  David Lewis  Possible worlds
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzv172
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