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Accessibility Relation - Philosophical Applications
... One of the applications of 'possible worlds' semantics and the 'accessibility relation' is to physics ... for physics (TSN) is nomologically necessary means that is true at all possible worlds that are nomologically accessible from the actual world ... In other words, is true at all possible worlds that obey the physical laws of the actual world ...
Actualism - Philosophical Viewpoints
... point of view, such as Adams', possible worlds are nothing more than fictions created within the actual world ... Possible worlds are mere descriptions of ways this world (the actual one) might have been, and nothing else ... device to use with modal logic as it helps our modal reasoning to imagine ways the world might have been ...
Modal Realism
... Modal realism is the view, notably propounded by David Kellogg Lewis, that all possible worlds are as real as the actual world ... It is based on the following tenets possible worlds exist possible worlds are not different in kind from the actual world possible worlds are irreducible ... any subject can declare their world to be the actual one, much as they label the place they are "here" and the time they are "now" ...
Fiction Theory - The Actual Versus The Fictive
... philosopher Nelson Goodman examines the broader question of how we create imaginary worlds and categorizes our “Ways of Worldmaking” (the title of his book on this topic) into composition/d ... less with intention and more with the various ways that fictional worlds are related to the actual world outside the text ... that establishes the extent to which fictional worlds are similar to or different from the actual world in which we live ...

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