Possible Worlds
Stalnaker (Robert)
Source: Stalnaker - Ways a World Might Be, Chapter 1
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  1. This paper explores David Lewis's four theses1 on possible worlds.
  2. It is argued that these constitute a doctrine called extreme realism about possible worlds, which is deemed false.
  3. However, these theses need not be accepted or rejected as a package.
  4. The independence of the more plausible parts of the package is shown to defend the coherence of a more moderate form of realism about possible worlds, one that may be justified by common modal2 opinions and defended as a foundation for a theory about the activities of rational agents.


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Footnote 1: Stalnaker gives these as:-

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