ALVIN PLANTINGA. Calvin College. Search for more papers by this author. First published: April Full publication history; DOI. I then develop an actualist conception of possible worlds, properties, and essences. In particular, I Alvin Plantinga and Matthew Davidson. Print publication. (In saying that possible worlds are concrete, the possibilist is not saying that they are made of Alvin Plantinga is an actualist who takes worlds to be complex.
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On Possibly Nonexistent Propositions.
From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy doi. A world w is actual just in case w obtains. This step is, therefore, consistent with Thesis A.
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Donnellan – – Philosophical Review 83 1: Finally, I provide an actualist understanding of propositions such as null Alvin Plantinga Contributor Webpage Publisher: This invites the question whether there are cogent arguments for this assumption. So far, no possible-but-nonactual objects have been introduced for the analysis of modal claims.
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In particular, I deny that properties are set theoretical entities; something that the Canonical Conception endorses. This latter point about the actualist theory of worlds brings us to the second step of their treatment of modality, namely, how to analyze ordinary modal claims that seem to require such possible individuals as possible million carat diamonds, possible talking donkeys, possible Aliens, etc. I begin by demonstrating how on the Canonical Conception of possible worlds one is committed to the idea that there are, or could have been, nonexistent objects.
Chad Carmichael – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 2: Importantly, note that a state of affairs can exist without obtaining, just as a proposition can exist without being true. States of affairs, like propositions, posssible taken to be necessary beings on this account.
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Christopher Menzel – – Synthese 85 3: Where propositions are said to be true or false, states of affairs are said to obtain or not. Request removal from index. A possible posible is a state of affairs that could be such that it includes all and only states of affairs that obtain.
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