Single Idea 18415

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

Full Idea

Lewis equates knowing which world is actual with knowing which world one is in.

Gist of Idea

The actual world is just the world you are in


report of David Lewis (Attitudes De Dicto and De Se [1979]) by Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh - The Inessential Indexical 05.1

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.89

A Reaction

[This view is not, of course, Actualism, but an alternative treatment of actuality, within a multitude of possibilities].