Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Actual: in relation to the real world as opposed to a merely possible world or situation.

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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Lewis IV 22
Primary sense: refers to the possible worlds in which the utterance is made.
Secondary sense: moves the reference into the context.
This must be taken more into account than I did in the main text:
(according to Peter van Inwagen and Allen Hazen)
Only primary sense:
There could have been items which differ from the actual ones,
I could be richer than I really am

Only secondary sense:
The following is contingent: in the actual world Caesar was assassinated
Be "Alpha" the name of the actual world: Alpha (without quotation marks) could not have been the actual world
Be "Beta" a world, Beta could also be actual.

The examples show that one needs both: primary and secondary sense.

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.

Inwa I
Peter van Inwagen
Metaphysics Fourth Edition

Clarence Irving Lewis
Collected Papers of Clarence Irving Lewis Stanford 1970

David K. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

David K. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

David K. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Clarence Irving Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991

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