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Genuine Modal Realism, the Humean thesis and advanced modalizing

Citation
Roca-Royes S (2018) Genuine Modal Realism, the Humean thesis and advanced modalizing. Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1728-5

Abstract
The paper argues that Lewis’ Genuine Modal Realism, in taking the plurality of worlds to be necessarily the way it is, implies the existence of necessary connections of the sort that contradicts the Humean thesis that Lewis endorses. By endorsing, pace Divers, a non-redundancy interpretation of advanced modalizing, we gain the means to exactly state what these connections amount to.

Keywords
Advanced modalizing; Genuine Modal Realism; Humean thesis; Lewis; Possible worlds

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
Synthese

StatusPublished
Author(s)Roca-Royes, Sonia
Publication date online19/03/2018
Date accepted by journal08/02/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27138
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0039-7857
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