Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 89 (2):254–260 (2008)

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Neil Sinhababu
National University of Singapore
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I argue that if David Lewis’ modal realism is true, modal realists from different possible worlds can fall in love with each other. I offer a method for uniquely picking out possible people who are in love with us and not with our counterparts. Impossible lovers and trans-world love letters are considered. Anticipating objections, I argue that we can stand in the right kinds of relations to merely possible people to be in love with them and that ending a trans-world relationship to start a relationship with an actual person isn't cruel to one's otherworldly lover.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2008.00319.x
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