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Single Idea 11963

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 1. Possibility]

Full Idea

What is the nature of the truthmaker for 'It is possible that p' in cases where p itself is false?

Gist of Idea

What is the truthmaker for a non-existent possible?


George Molnar (Powers [1998], 12.2.2)

Book Reference

Molnar,George: 'Powers: a study in metaphysics', ed/tr. Mumford,Stephen [OUP 2003], p.211

A Reaction

Molnar mentions three views: there is a different type of being for possibilia (Meinong), or possibilia exist, or possibilia are merely represented. The third view is obviously correct, though I presume possibilia to be based on actual powers.