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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Genuine Modal Realism, the Humean thesis and advanced modalizing
Author(s): Roca-Royes, Sonia
Keywords: Advanced modalizing
Genuine Modal Realism
Humean thesis
Possible worlds
Issue Date: Nov-2020
Citation: Roca-Royes S (2020) Genuine Modal Realism, the Humean thesis and advanced modalizing. Synthese, 197 (11), pp. 4669-4690.
Abstract: The paper argues that Lewis’ Genuine Modal Realism, in taking the plurality of worlds to be necessarily the way it is, implies the existence of necessary connections of the sort that contradicts the Humean thesis that Lewis endorses. By endorsing, pace Divers, a non-redundancy interpretation of advanced modalizing, we gain the means to exactly state what these connections amount to.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s11229-018-1728-5
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