|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.|
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|EMD II 290
Possible Worlds A: Telescope theory: HintikkaVsKripke (realistic view) similarity decides on cross-world identity - fixed point: identification on similarity requires that not all properties shift? Feldman: You could have been like me the way I am and thus less as you are - even while I would have been more like you really are than how you’d been - B: Constructivist theory / Kripke: possible worlds are devised.
Essays on Identity and Substance Oxford 2016
G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989