Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Possibility, philosophy: something is possible if it cannot be excluded. This has to be distinguished from the concept of contingency that expresses that something could have been different.

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unrealized possibilities / Meixner: some properties the merely possible person does not have, for example, an accurate date of birth, (i.e., she does not have them in the real world, but the negation of these properties.)


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U. Meixner
Einführung in die Ontologie Darmstadt 2004


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