Possible Worlds for Modal Primitivists

Journal of Philosophical Logic 43 (1):109-131 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Among the most remarkable developments in metaphysics since the 1950’s is the explosion of philosophical interest in possible worlds. This paper proposes an explanation of what possible worlds are, and argues that this proposal, the interpreted models conception, should be attractive to anyone who thinks that modal facts are primitive, and so not to be explained in terms of some non-modal notion of “possible world.” I articulate three constraints on any acceptable primitivist explanation of the nature of possible worlds, and show that the interpreted models conception meets the three constraints.
Reprint years
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2012-07-13
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
533 ( #8,576 of 54,385 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
50 ( #13,629 of 54,385 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.