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This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of modal realism is a good reason for believing that it is true.
1. A Philosopher's Paradise.
The Thesis of Pluraliry of Worlds.
Modal Realism at Work: Modality.
Modal Realism at Work: Closeness.
Modal Realism at Work: Content.
Modal Realism at Work: Properties.
2. Paradox in Paradise?.
Everything is Actual?.
All Worlds in One?.
More Worlds Than There Are?.
How Can We Know?.
A Road to Scepticism?.
A Road to Indifference?.
The Incredulous Stare.
3. Paradise on the Cheap?.
The Ersatzist Program.
4. Counterparts or Double Lives?.
Good Questions and Bad.
Against Trans-World Individuals.
Posted October 30, 2009
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