Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Actual: in relation to the real world as opposed to a merely possible world or situation.
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Field, Hartry
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Actuality I 205
Modal operator / problem of actuality/ Field: E.g. it is possible that a distance is twice or half as large as it actually is. - This can not be done by the possibility operator alone. - Wrong solution: "actuality operator": which is to refer to the actual world. - Modality: is used by the relationism to mean that a doubled distance is possible, even if there is no matter point there. - Substantivalism does not need that.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28