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Single Idea 11111

[catalogued under 10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 5. Modality from Actuality]

Full Idea

Typical modal truths are just facts about our world, and generally facts about very small parts of it, not facts about some infinitude of complex, maximal entities.

Gist of Idea

Modal truths are facts about parts of this world, not about remote maximal entities


Michael Jubien (Analyzing Modality [2007], 1)

Book Reference

'Oxford Studies in Metaphysics vol.3', ed/tr. Zimmerman,Dean W. [OUP 2007], p.104

A Reaction

I think we should embrace this simple fact immediately, and drop all this nonsense about possible worlds, even if they are useful for the semantics of modal logic.