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Actuality, possibility and worlds

Author: Alexander R Pruss
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2011.
Series: Continuum studies in philosophy of religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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". . . An exploration of the Aristotelian account that sees possibilities as grounded in causal powers. On his way to that account, Pruss surveys a number of historical approaches and argues that logicist approaches to possibility are implausible. The notion of possible worlds appears to be useful for many purposes, such as the analysis of counterfactuals or elucidating the nature of propositions and properties.  Read more...
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Named Person: Platon.; Aristoteles.; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander R Pruss
ISBN: 9781441145161 1441145168
OCLC Number: 657602714
Description: xii, 303 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Applications and pseudo-applications --
The Lewisian ontology of extreme modal realism --
Platonic ersatz ontologies --
Sketches towards a Spinozistic-Tractarian account of modality --
Aristotelian-Leibnizian ontology --
Final conclusions
Series Title: Continuum studies in philosophy of religion.
Responsibility: Alexander Robert Pruss.

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