Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Possibilia, philosophy: possibilia are accepted, possible objects that do not exist (in our world) actually. It is controversial whether one should discuss them at all, since their properties are not so clearly defined that they can always be distinguished from one another, for example, to count them. See also possibilism, actualism, modal realism.

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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Possibilia/Bigelow/Pargetter: Dinge, die nirgends lokalisiert sind, es aber hätten sein können. Sie sind zunächst keine Universalien! Am Ende werden wir aber dafür plädieren, dass sie doch Universalien sind.
I 113
Possibilia/kontrafaktische Konditionale /Bigelow/Pargetter: kontrafaktische Konditionale erfordern oft, dass wir Possibilia erwägen, selbst wenn wir wissen, dass sie nicht aktual sind.

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.

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J. Bigelow, R. Pargetter
Science and Necessity Cambridge 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23