Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Actual world, philosophy: is an expression for the world in which an observer is located, in contrast to possible worlds, in which objects with deviating properties are accepted. See also possible worlds, semantics of possible worlds, modal logic, modal properties, modal realism, S 4/S 5, counterparts, counterpart theory, counter relation.

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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.

 
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Actual world/Lewis: is not a part of any world. - It cannot be true in any ersatz world that w represents the concrete world and false in another. - w, it simply represents it or it does not represent it.


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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.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
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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