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Single Idea 15432

[catalogued under 10. Modality / E. Possible worlds / 2. Nature of Possible Worlds / a. Nature of possible worlds]

Full Idea

Forrest proposed that structural universals should serve as ersatz possible worlds.


'Ersatz' implies a stand-in

Gist of Idea

Structural universals might serve as possible worlds


report of Peter Forrest (Ways Worlds Could Be [1986]) by David Lewis - Against Structural Universals 'Intro'

Book Reference

Lewis,David: 'Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology' [CUP 1999], p.78

A Reaction

I prefer powers to property universals. Perhaps a possible world is a maximal set of co-existing dispositions?