Single Idea 16283

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

Full Idea

For me, all the worlds are on an equal footing in that each is actual relative to itself and none is actual relative to any other.

Gist of Idea

For me, all worlds are equal, with each being actual relative to itself


David Lewis (On the Plurality of Worlds [1986], 3.1)

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'On the Plurality of Worlds' [Blackwell 2001], p.138

A Reaction

Lewis says the world we call 'actual' is simply a matter of how our indexicals refer. That sounds the wrong way round to me (as so often with Lewis).