Modal reality

Brian Leftow

in God and Necessity

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199263356
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191741777 | DOI:
Modal reality

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This chapter provides a picture of the reality behind talk of possible worlds. It shows how divine powers can make secular possibility-claims true. The theory to this point has allowed that items might appear and continue to exist without God causing them to do so, but the chapter argues that in fact, neither is possible: God is necessarily the creator and sustainer of whatever exists, concrete or abstract.

Keywords: God; possible world; secular possibility; creator; sustainer; concrete; abstract

Chapter.  13552 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion ; Metaphysics

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