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Modal Realism and the Problem of Missing Diversity

Marián Zouhar orcid id ; Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Klemensova 19, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia Gondova 2, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 94 Kb

str. 103-115

preuzimanja: 370



According to modal realism, logical space consists of concrete possible
worlds that are spatiotemporally and causally isolated from each other. The aim of the paper is to show that modal realism may not be able to accomplish some of its explanatory tasks because it cannot warrant that logical space is sufficiently diverse. In particular, it cannot exclude the possibility that merely possible worlds are indistinguishable from the actual world in certain important respects. If this is the case, modal realism cannot explain the truth of some modal statements that are obviously true
or the contingency of some non-modal statements that are obviously ontingent.

Ključne riječi

Counterpart relation; logical space; modal realism; principle of recombination; the possibility of missing diversity

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