Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 38 (4):597-620 (1997)

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David Vander Laan
Westmont College
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The best arguments for possible worlds as states of affairs furnish us with equally good arguments for impossible worlds of the same sort. I argue for a theory of impossible worlds on which the impossible worlds correspond to maximal inconsistent classes of propositions. Three objections are rejected. In the final part of the paper, I present a menu of impossible worlds and explore some of their interesting formal properties.
Keywords impossible worlds  possible worlds  ontology  modality  states of affairs  maximal inconsistent
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DOI 10.1305/ndjfl/1039540772
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