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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Christopher Menzel – – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. That the latter distinction is more intelligible than the former ones is often just assumed by the actualist without argument. The Way Things Were. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. Civil War American History: User Account Sign in. We can now define several critical notions: Don’t have an account? For any state of affairs s and world ws obtains at w just in case w includes s.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Modal Truthmakers and Two Varieties of Actualism. A state of affairs w is a world just in case it is possible that w includes all and only states of affairs that obtain. Alan McMichael – – Philosophical Review 92 1: Sign in Create an account. In putting forward this theory, the actualist takes herself to be replacing an obscure distinction between two modes of being — possible existence and actual existence — with an intelligible distinction.

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This distinction is replaced by an allegedly clear distinction between two kinds of existing states of affairs — those that actualisn and those that don’t. Show More Show Less. In particular, I deny that properties are set theoretical entities; something that the Canonical Conception endorses.

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Please, subscribe or login to access full text pssible. Actualism and Possibilism in Metaphysics. Phillip Bricker – – Philosophical Studies 52 3: As an example of actualistically acceptable abstract worlds, we draw chiefly upon Plantinga’s account. Science Logic and Mathematics.

Furthermore, in putting forward this theory, the actualist has not invoked any objects which have such modal properties as being a possible million carat diamond, being a possible talking donkey, being a possible Alien, etc.

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Importantly, note that a state of affairs can exist without obtaining, just as a proposition can exist without being true. Print Save Cite Email Share. To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. Where propositions are said to be true plantijga false, states of affairs are said to obtain or not. On Actuallism Nonexistent Propositions. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.


Actualism and Higher-Order Worlds. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: However, again, we will not pursue this question here. Recently viewed 1 Actualism and Possible Alvin Plantinga Contributor Webpage Publisher: So far, no possible-but-nonactual objects have been introduced for the analysis of modal claims.

Actualism and Possible Worlds

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Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Reducing Possible Worlds to Language. Search my Wworlds Specializations: All Title Author Keyword. An individual x exists in world w just in case the state of affairs x’s existing obtains at w. 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.

Antony Eagle – – In Toby Handfield ed. Thus, in this first stage of the actualist treatment of modality, ordinary possibility claims are analyzed in terms of actually existing states of affairs.

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