Single Idea 12255

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / c. Possible worlds realism]

Full Idea

Lewis-style modal realism eliminates all real possibility since on his account everything is actual relative to its own world.

Gist of Idea

For Lewis there is no real possibility, since all possibilities are actual


comment on David Lewis (On the Plurality of Worlds [1986]) by David S. Oderberg - Real Essentialism 6.2

Book Reference

Oderberg,David S.: 'Real Essentialism' [Routledge 2009], p.127

A Reaction

Since it is possible for me to be in New York and in Chicago, but not both at once, his possibilities have to be kept apart, even though they are actual. I expect my visit to Chicago to remain as only a possibility.