Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Possibilism, philosophy: the thesis that possible objects are real, namely in other possible worlds. See also possibilia, actualism, modal realism.

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Possibilism / Stalnaker: for the p. there is not a thing in two worlds at the same time (Lewis is possibilist) - actualism: for the a. this is pointless because another world is not a place but a different way how the world would be.


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R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003


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