DescriptionThis 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.
- Written by one of the most distinguished and influential philosophers alive today.
- Cuts across core issues in logic, metaphysics, language, and epistemology.
- A Contemporary classic.
- Discusses central issues in modal logic, which is an area of keen interest in contemporary philosophical logic.