ALVIN PLANTINGA. Calvin College. Search for more papers by this author. First published: April Full publication history; DOI. I then develop an actualist conception of possible worlds, properties, and essences. In particular, I Alvin Plantinga and Matthew Davidson. Print publication. (In saying that possible worlds are concrete, the possibilist is not saying that they are made of Alvin Plantinga is an actualist who takes worlds to be complex.

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Actualism and Possible Worlds

A possible world is a state of affairs that could be such that it includes all and only states of affairs that obtain. More Like This Show all results sharing this subject: On Possibly Nonexistent Propositions.

States of affairs, like propositions, are taken to be necessary beings on this account. This theory is then to be applied as follows. Sign in Create an account. In particular, I deny that properties are set theoretical entities; something that the Canonical Conception endorses. Postulating objects with modal properties such as this possiblle less objectionable to the actualist than postulating objects with the modal properties described at the beginning of this paragraph.

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Antony Eagle – – In Toby Handfield ed. In this essay, I defend the compatibility of actualism — i. Print Save Cite Email Share. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Chad Carmichael – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92 2: Richard Montague – – In Richmond H.

Jeff Speaks – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 actualksm In this account, we replace the possibilist idea of merely possible worlds with that of a certain type of state of actualksm alternatively, a certain type of proposition which exists but fails to obtain alternatively, fails to be true. In putting forward this theory, the actualist takes herself to be replacing an obscure distinction between two modes of being — possible existence and actual existence — with an intelligible distinction.

Gabriel Uzquiano – – Philosophy Plantlnga 10 4: Show More Show Less Keywords: This distinction is replaced by an allegedly clear distinction between two kinds of existing states of affairs — those that obtain and those that don’t. Recently viewed 1 Actualism and Possible Print Save Email Share.

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Alvin Plantinga Contributor Webpage Publisher: Essays in the Metaphysics of Modality. This step is, therefore, consistent with Thesis A. See details in Oxford Index. Reina Hayaki – – Philosophical Studies 2: Alvin Plantinga University of Notre Dame. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: This of course invites a certain question, namely, just why is it less objectionable to have objects with the latter modal properties than the former one.

I then develop opssible actualist conception of possible worlds, properties, and essences.