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ALVIN PLANTINGA. Calvin College. Search for more papers by this author. First published: April Full publication history; DOI. I then develop an actualist conception of possible worlds, properties, and essences. In particular, I Alvin Plantinga and Matthew Davidson. Print publication. (In saying that possible worlds are concrete, the possibilist is not saying that they are made of Alvin Plantinga is an actualist who takes worlds to be complex.

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Actualism and Possible Worlds

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On Possibly Nonexistent Propositions. All Title Author Keyword. In this essay, I defend the compatibility of actualism — i.

As an example of actualistically acceptable abstract worlds, we draw chiefly upon Plantinga’s account. Gabriele Contessa – – Synthese actualiwm If there are no Aliens, then no such world obtains.

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Publications Pages Publications Pages. No keywords specified fix it. I begin by demonstrating how on the Canonical Conception of possible worlds one is committed to the idea that there are, or could have been, nonexistent objects. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. Postulating objects with modal properties such acthalism this seems less objectionable to the actualist than postulating objects with the modal properties described at the beginning of this paragraph.


For any state of affairs s and world ws obtains at w just in case w includes s.

Mirror Sites View this site from another server: In putting forward this theory, the actualist takes herself to be replacing an obscure distinction between two modes possibble being — possible existence and actual existence — with an intelligible distinction. Modal Truthmakers and Two Varieties of Actualism. Science Logic and Mathematics. Wprlds removal from index. Richard Montague – – In Richmond H. Gabriel Uzquiano – – Philosophy Compass 10 4: Actualism and Possibilism in Metaphysics.