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Impossibility

Takashi Yagisawa

in Worlds and Individuals, Possible and Otherwise

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199576890
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722301 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576890.003.0009
Impossibility

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Arguments in favor of impossible worlds are offered, and arguments against them countered. Counterpossible conditionals, doxastic possibility, and other topics pertaining to impossible worlds are discussed. Kripke's ideas of misdescribing a world and stipulating a world are contrasted.

Keywords: counterpossible; doxastic; impossible; Kripke; misdescription; stipulation

Chapter.  27306 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics ; Philosophy

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