Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Alternative Frameworks and Counterpossibles

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Grazer Philosophische Studien

To solve the problem of counterpossibles (i.e., counterfactuals with necessarily false antecedents), many philosophers have been arguing that one needs to invoke impossible worlds. This extension of the semantics of modality should save the analysis of counterfactuals from being insensitive to the problem of counterpossibles. The aim of this paper is to show why the theories of impossible worlds do not fully solve the problem of counterpossibles, but merely shift it. Moreover, by distinguishing two types of languages, we will show that some expectations about a proper theory of counterfactuals might be too great.

Affiliations: 1: University of Szczecin, maciej.sendlak@gmail.com

10.1163/18756735-09301002
/content/journals/10.1163/18756735-09301002
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
10
5
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/18756735-09301002
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Berto Francesco 2010: “"Impossible Worlds and Propositions: Against the Parity Thesis”". The Philosophical Quarterly Vol 60(240), 47186.
2. Berto Francesco , 2013: “"Impossible Worlds”". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2013 Edition), Zalta Edward N. (ed.), URL = <>.
3. Chrudzimski Arkadiusz 2007: “"Meinong’s Version of the Description Theory”". Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies , Vol 27 (1), 7385.
4. Daly Chris 2010: An Introduction to Philosophical Methods .Toronto: Broadview Press.
5. Divers John 2002: Possible Worlds . London and New York: Routledge.
6. Fine Kit 2001: “"Question of Realism”". Philosophers’ Imprint Vol 1(1), 130.
7. Jago Mark 2013: “"Impossible Worlds”". Nous Vol 47(3), 116.
8. Kiourti Ira 2010: Real Impossible Worlds: the Bounds of Possibility . PhD dissertation. University of St. Andrews.
9. Lewis David 1973: Counterfactuals . Oxford: Blackwell.
10. Lewis David 1978: “"Truth in Fiction”". American Philosophical Quarterly Vol 15 (1), 3746.
11. Lewis David 1986: On the Plurality of Worlds . Oxford: Blackwell.
12. Nolan Daniel 1997: “"Impossible Worlds: A Modest Approach”". Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic Vol 38(4), 53572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1305/ndjfl/1039540769
13. Nolan Daniel 2013: “"Impossible Worlds”". Philosophy Compass Vol 8(4), 36072. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phc3.12027
14. Parsons Terence 1980: Nonexistent Objects . New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
15. Perszyk Kenneth 1993: “"Against Extended Modal Realism”". Journal of Philosophical Logic Vol 22, 20514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01049262
16. Priest Graham 2005: Towards Non-Being . Oxford: Oxford University Press.
17. Priest Graham 2008: An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic: From If to Is . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
18. Quine Willard Van Orman 1948: “"On What There Is”". The Review of Metaphysics Vol 2(5), 2136.
19. Restall Greg 1997: “"Ways Things Can’t Be”". Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic Vol 38(4), 58395. http://dx.doi.org/10.1305/ndjfl/1039540771
20. Routley Richard 1980: Exploring Meinong’s Jungle and Beyond . Canberra: Departmental monograph. Philosophy Dept., Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.
21. Routley Richard 1982: “"On What There Is Not”". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research Vol 43(2), 151177. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2107527
22. Sainsbury Richard 2010: Fiction and Fictionalism . London and New York: Routledge.
23. Schaffer Jonathan , 2009: “"On What Grounds What”". In: Chalmers David ,, Manley David , & Ryan Wasserman (eds.), Metametaphysics: New Essays on The Foundations of Ontology . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 347383.
24. Sendłak Maciej 2015: “"Limits of Hybrid Modal Realism”". Axiomathes , 25(4), 515-531.
25. Stalnaker Robert , 1968: “"A Theory of Conditionals”". In: Rescher Nicholas (ed.), Studies in Logical Theory . Oxford: Blackwell, 98112.
26. Inwagen Van , Peter 1977: “"Creatures of Fiction”". American Philosophical Quarterly Vol 14 (4), 299308.
27. Laan Vander , David 1997: “"The Ontology of Impossible Worlds”". Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic Vol 38(4), 597620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1305/ndjfl/1039540772
28. Vander Laan David , 2004: “"Counterpossibles and Similarity”". In: Jackson Frank , & Priest Graham (eds.), Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 25877.
29. Yagisawa Takashi 1998: “"Beyond Possible Worlds”". Philosophical Studies Vol 53, 175204.
30. Yagisawa Takashi 2010: Worlds and Individuals. Possible and Otherwise . Oxford: Oxford University Press.
31. Zalta Edward 1988: Intensional Logic and the Metaphysics of Intentionality . Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/18756735-09301002
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/18756735-09301002
2016-03-11
2018-07-15

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Grazer Philosophische Studien — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation