Single Idea 8320

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / e. Against possible worlds]

Full Idea

Possible worlds, conceived of as abstracta, surely exist 'in every possible world'.

Gist of Idea

Does every abstract possible world exist in every possible world?


E.J. Lowe (The Possibility of Metaphysics [1998], 12)

Book Reference

Lowe,E.J.: 'The Possibility of Metaphysics' [OUP 2001], p.248

A Reaction

A possible very infinite regress, if a particular possible world is distinguished from another only by being perceived from Actual Word 1 or Actual World 2.. How many possible worlds are there? The standard answer is 'lots', rather than infinity.