Ideas from 'Analyzing Modality' by Michael Jubien [2007], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Oxford Studies in Metaphysics vol.3' (ed/tr Zimmerman,Dean W.) [OUP 2007,978-0-19-921839-4]].

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5. Theory of Logic / G. Quantification / 3. Objectual Quantification
'All horses' either picks out the horses, or the things which are horses
9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 1. Physical Objects
Being a physical object is our most fundamental category
9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 5. Individuation / d. Individuation by haecceity
Haecceities implausibly have no qualities
10. Modality / A. Necessity / 11. Denial of Necessity
De re necessity is just de dicto necessity about object-essences
10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 5. Modality from Actuality
Modal propositions transcend the concrete, but not the actual
Your properties, not some other world, decide your possibilities
Modal truths are facts about parts of this world, not about remote maximal entities
10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 1. Possible Worlds / e. Against possible worlds
If all possible worlds just happened to include stars, their existence would be necessary
If there are no other possible worlds, do we then exist necessarily?
If other worlds exist, then they are scattered parts of the actual world
Worlds don't explain necessity; we use necessity to decide on possible worlds
We have no idea how many 'possible worlds' there might be
Possible worlds just give parallel contingencies, with no explanation at all of necessity
10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / c. Counterparts
We mustn't confuse a similar person with the same person