A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility

A Combinatorial Theory of Possibility

By (author) D. M. Armstrong , Series edited by Ernest Sosa , Series edited by Jonathan Dancy , Series edited by John Haldane , Series edited by Gilbert Harman , Series edited by Frank Jackson , Series edited by William G. Lycan , Series edited by Sydney Shoemaker , Series edited by Judith Jarvis Thomson


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David Armstrong's book is a contribution to the philosophical discussion about possible worlds. Taking Wittgenstein's Tractatus as his point of departure, Professor Armstrong argues that nonactual possibilities and possible worlds are recombinations of actually existing elements, and as such are useful fictions. There is an extended criticism of the alternative-possible-worlds approach championed by the American philosopher David Lewis. This major work will be read with interest by a wide range of philosophers.

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 258.55g
  • 29 May 2007
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • New.
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 0521377803
  • 9780521377805
  • 714,853

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