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The Problem of Possibilia

Kit Fine

in Modality and Tense

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780199278701
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278709.003.0007
 The Problem of Possibilia

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It is argued that actual objects are prior to possible objects, and that talk of possible objects may be understood as a way of talking of actual objects. An alternative approach to avoiding reference to possible objects, modal fictionalism, is found to be wanting.

Keywords: actualism; fictionalism; modality; possible worlds

Chapter.  8882 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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