Noûs 39 (4):679–695 (2005)

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Theodore Sider
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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The core idea of David Armstrong’s combinatorial theory of possibility is attractive. Rearrangement is the key to modality; possible worlds result from scrambling bits and pieces of other possible worlds. Yet I encounter great difficulty when trying to formulate the theory rigorously, and my best attempts are vulnerable to counterexamples. The Leibnizian biconditionals relate possibility and necessity to possible world and true in.
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DOI 10.1111/j.0029-4624.2005.00544.x
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