Is everything a world?
Parsons (Josh)
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  1. This paper discusses "inclusionism" in the context of David Lewis's modal1 realism (and in the context of parasitic accounts of modality2 such as John Divers's agnosticism about possible worlds). This is the doctrine that everything is a world.
  2. I argue that this doctrine would be beneficial to Divers-style agnosticism; that it suggests a reconfiguration of the concept of actuality in modal3 realism; and finally that it suffers from an as-yet unsolved difficulty, the problem of the unmarried husbands.
  3. This problem also shows that Stephen Yablo's analysis of "intrinsic" is inadequate.


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