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Author Girle, Rod.

Title Possible Worlds
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Possible worlds; 3 Possible worlds and quantifiers; 4 Possible worlds, individuals and identity; 5 Possibility talk; 6 The possible worlds of knowledge; 7 The possible worlds of belief; 8 Time and many possible worlds; 9 Real possibility; 10 Impossible possible worlds; 11 Unfinished story; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Ever since Saul Kripke and others developed a semantic interpretation for modal logic, 'possible worlds' has been a much debated issue in contemporary metaphysics. To propose the idea of a possible world that differs in some way from our actual world - for example a world where the grass is red or where no people exist - can help us to analyse and understand a wide range of philosophical concepts, such as counterfactuals, properties, modality, and of course, the notions of possibility and necessity. This book examines the ways in which possible worlds have been used as a framework for consider
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Subject Modality
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317489411