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Single Idea 15176

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 3. Transworld Objects / a. Transworld identity]

Full Idea

It is not merely the modal facts that result from our conventions, but the individuals and kinds that are modally involved.

Gist of Idea

The individuals and kinds involved in modality are also a matter of convention


Alan Sidelle (Necessity, Essence and Individuation [1989], Ch.3)

Book Reference

Sidelle,Alan: 'Necessity, Essence and Individuation' [Cornell 1989], p.77

A Reaction

I am beginning to find Sidelle's views very sympathetic - going over to the Dark Side, I'm afraid. But conventions won't work at all if they don't correspond closely to reality.