Philosophy Compass 7 (1):58-70 (2012)

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Richard Woodward
Universität Hamburg
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Possible worlds represent you as being certain ways, as having a different lives, different hopes, and different friends. A foundational question in the philosophy of modality thus emerges: in virtue of what does a world represent you in these ways? In this paper, we focus on David Lewis's answer to this metarepresentational question: Counterpart Theory
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00451.x
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Counterfactuals.David Lewis - 1973 - Blackwell.
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