On a Supposed Temporal/Modal Parallel
Lowe (E.J.)
Source: Analysis, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct., 1986), pp. 195-197
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Author’s Introduction

  1. In "Over (D.E.) - On a Temporal Slippery Slope Paradox", (January 1986), D. E. Over attempts to formulate a temporal paradox of artefact identity paralleling Chisholm's well-known modal paradox.
  2. I do not believe that the parallel works but think that it fails interestingly because of an important dissimilarity between temporal relations and relations between possible worlds, consisting in the fact that the former put instants of time into a unique linear order not paralleled by any analogous linear ordering of possible worlds.
  3. In short, time constitutes a dimension in a way that possibility does not.

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