A Puzzle for Modal Realism
Marshall (Dan)
Source: Philosophers’ Imprint, Vol. 16, No. 19, November 2016
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  1. Modal1 realists face a puzzle. For modal2 realism to be justified, modal3 realists need to be able to give a successful reduction of modality4.
  2. A simple argument, however, appears to show that the reduction they propose fails. In order to defend the claim that modal5 realism is justified, modal6 realists therefore need to either show that this argument fails, or show that modal7 realists can give another reduction of modality8 that is successful.
  3. I argue that modal9 realists cannot do either of these things and that, as a result, modal10 realism is unjustified and should be rejected.


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