Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Schw I 184
Metaphysically possible/Lewis/Schwarz. E.g. traveling faster than light - but: if I said yesterday that it was impossible, I said something true - (> context dependency).
Schw I 227 ~
Strong need/Chalmers/Schwarz: thesis: there are substantial modal truths - E.g. Kripke is essentially human - E.g. pain is essentially the same as XY - Important argument: knowledge of contingent facts is not sufficient to identify these modal facts - LewisVs: Something that is a possibility is not contingent. >Metaphysically possible.

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.

D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-17