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Cross-World Comparatives for Lewisians

Organon F, 2018, vol. 25, No 3, pp. 368-391.
Language: English
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Abstract

Divers (2014) argues that a Lewisian theory of modality which includes both counterpart theory and modal realism cannot account for the truth of certain intuitively true modal sentences involving cross-world comparatives. The main purpose of this paper is to defend the Lewisian theory against Divers’s challenge by developing a response strategy based on a degree-theoretic treatment of comparatives and by showing that this treatment is compatible with the theory.

Keywords

comparatives, counterpart theory, David Lewis, John Divers, modal realism, modality

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