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dc.contributor.authorFouche, Camille
dc.identifier.citationFouche , C 2022 , ' Hybrid modal realism debugged ' , Erkenntnis , vol. First Online .
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dc.descriptionThis paper is part of a PhD project conducted thanks to a scholarship of the ‘School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies’ at the University of St Andrews and a doctoral contract at Sorbonne Université.en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I support a hybrid view regarding the metaphysics of worlds. I endorse Lewisian Modal Realism for possible worlds (LMR). My aim is to come up with a hybrid account of impossible worlds that provides all the plenitude of impossibilities for all fine-grained intentional contents. I raise several challenges for such a plenitudinous hybrid theory. My version of hybrid modal realism builds impossible worlds as set-theoretic constructions out of genuine individuals and sets of them, that is, as set-theoretic constructions from parts and sets of parts of genuine Lewisian worlds. Structured worlds are defined as sets of tuples: structured entities built out of Lewisian ‘raw material’. These structured worlds are ersatz worlds, some of which are impossible. I claim that propositions must be sets of worlds rather than members of sets. Once the construction is in place, I evaluate the proposal and show that my hybrid account is able to supply a plenitude of impossibilities and thus giving the resources to make all the hyperintensional distinctions we are looking for, whilst remaining Lewisian-conservative.
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dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.titleHybrid modal realism debuggeden
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
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