Philosophical Studies 173 (5):1335-1359 (2016)

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Wolfgang Spohn
University of Konstanz
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This paper argues for three kinds of possible worlds: Wittgensteinian totalities of facts, Lewisian worlds or universes, concrete objects of maximal essence, and the world, a concrete object of minimal essence. It moreover explains that correspondence truth applies to Wittgensteinian totalities and pragmatic truth to Lewisian universes. And it finally argues that this conceptualization lays proper foundations to two-dimensional semantics
Keywords Possible worlds  Metaphyiscal possiblity  Epistemic possibility  Correspondence truth  Pragmatic truth  Essentialism  Two-dimensional semantics
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