|Possible World: entity that can be quantified over. There ist a dispute over the question whether possible worlds exist or are only assumed for purposes of proofs of completeness. See also actual world, modal logic, modal realism, realism, actualism, possibility, possibilia, quantification._____________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. |
Possible Worlds/Popper: There are logically infinitely many possible worlds. The system that we call "empirical science" is supposed to represent ("experienced reality") only one "real world." Three demands:
1. it must be synthetical (represent a non-contradictory world).
2. it must not be metaphysical (represent a possible "Experience World").
3. must be somehow excellent over other systems._____________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.
Objektive Erkenntnis Hamburg 1993