Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Counterpart: in the philosophy of David K. Lewis a counterpart is an object in a possible world, which corresponds to an object in our world - the actual world. For David Lewis no object is in more than one world. Therefore, he must accept counterparts. The counterparts may correspond exactly to the objects in our actual world or deviate more or less strongly from them. See also counterpart theory, counterpart relation, possible worlds, modal realism, actualism.

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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Kripke, Saul Aaron Counterparts   Kripke, Saul Aaron
Lewis, David Counterparts   Lewis, David
Stalnaker, R. Counterparts   Stalnaker, R.

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28