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Phillip Bricker
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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David Lewis's book 'On the Plurality of Worlds' mounts an extended defense of the thesis of modal realism, that the world we inhabit the entire cosmos of which we are a part is but one of a vast plurality of worlds, or cosmoi, all causally and spatiotemporally isolated from one another. The purpose of this article is to provide an accessible summary of the main positions and arguments in Lewis's book.
Keywords David Lewis  Modal Realism  Possible Worlds  On the Plurality of Worlds  Modality
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Counterfactuals.David Lewis - 1974 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 36 (3):602-605.
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Meaning and Modality.Jesse Fitts - 2018 - Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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