Single Idea 16441

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / d. Possible worlds actualism]

Full Idea

It is the identification of properties with sets that rules out, for Lewis, an actualist account of possible worlds.

Gist of Idea

Lewis rejects actualism because he identifies properties with sets


report of David Lewis (On the Plurality of Worlds [1986]) by Robert C. Stalnaker - Mere Possibilities 1.1

Book Reference

Stalnaker,Robert C.: 'Mere Possibilities' [Princeton 2012], p.7

A Reaction

I suppose the sets which are the properties have to include all the possible red things as well as the actual one. This escapes the renate/cordate problem.