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Epistemology

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/9780199576890.003.0012
Epistemology

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The question of how we know about non-actual possible worlds and individuals is explored. The modal realist position is at least as defensible as the intensionalist position. Even if perception is necessary for knowledge, our knowledge of the non-actual may ultimately be justified by means of perception after all.

Keywords: intensionalist; know; non-actual; perception

Chapter.  5272 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics ; Philosophy

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