Recent Work: Modality without Possible Worlds

Analysis 71 (4):742-754 (2011)
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Abstract

This paper surveys recent "new actualist" approaches to modality that do without possible worlds and locate modality squarely in the actual world. New actualist theories include essentialism and dispositionalism about modality, each of which can come in different varieties. The commonalities and differences between these views, as well as their shared motivations, are layed out.

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Barbara Vetter
Freie Universität Berlin

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