Single Idea 15782

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 1. Possibility]

Full Idea

Quine notoriously demands identity and individuation-conditions for mere possibilia.


'possibilia' are possible objects

Gist of Idea

Quine wants identity and individuation-conditions for possibilia


report of Willard Quine (works [1961]) by William Lycan - The Trouble with Possible Worlds 01

Book Reference

'The Possible and the Actual', ed/tr. Loux,Michael J. [Cornell 1979], p.277

A Reaction

Demanding individuation before speaking of anything strikes me as dubious. 'Whoever did this should own up'. 'There must be something we can do'. Obviously you need some idea of what you are talking about - but not much.