Thinking the impossible

Philosophical Studies 173 (10):2649-2662 (2016)

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Graham Priest
CUNY Graduate Center
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The article looks at the structure of impossible worlds, and their deployment in the analysis of some intentional notions. In particular, it is argued that one can, in fact, conceive anything, whether or not it is impossible. Thus a semantics of conceivability requires impossible worlds.
Keywords Possible world  Impossible world  Conceivability
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-016-0668-5
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