|Actual: in relation to the real world as opposed to a merely possible world or situation._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.|
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Timeliness/Stalnaker: a relation that a world has to itself and only itself. - Problem: any other world can also have it to itself. - That means timeliness is contingent. - LewisVsersatz world: (moderate modal realism) represents the real world as a special one. - Because it represents it as a "way". - StalnakerVsLewis: but specifically only from its own point of view, not from any. - Stalnaker: there is no neutral position outside of each possible world - But there is an objective one: the one from the real world.
The thesis that only the real world is actual only makes sense when "actual" means something different than the totality of all that there is. - StalnakerVs: and it does not mean that.
Way: is an abstract object, abstracted from the activity of the rationally acting._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003