Single Idea 11892

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / c. Counterparts]

Full Idea

A may be a counterpart of B according to one counterpart relation (similarity of origin, say), but not according to another (similarity of later history).

Gist of Idea

Things may only be counterparts under some particular relation


Penelope Mackie (How Things Might Have Been [2006], 5.3)

Book Reference

Mackie,Penelope: 'How Things Might Have Been' [OUP 2006], p.86

A Reaction

Hm. Would two very diverse things have to be counterparts because they were kept in the same cupboard in different worlds? Can the counterpart relationship diverge or converge over time? Yes, I presume.