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Actuality for counterpart theorists

Abstract:

The counterpart theorist has a problem: there is no obvious way to understand talk about actuality in terms of counterparts. Fara and Williamson have charged that this obstacle cannot be overcome. Here I defend the counterpart theorist by offering systematic interpretations of a quantified modal language that includes an actuality operator. Centrally, I disentangle the counterpart relation from a related notion, a 'representation relation'. The relation of possible things to the actual things...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/mind/fzt037

Authors


Russell, JS More by this author
Journal:
Mind
Volume:
122
Issue:
485
Pages:
85-134
Publication date:
2013-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2113
ISSN:
0026-4423
URN:
uuid:2f6a2c30-eb27-47ef-aa35-25ad9959a546
Source identifiers:
310805
Local pid:
pubs:310805
Language:
English

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