Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Possible World: entity that can be quantified over. There ist a dispute over the question whether possible worlds exist or are only assumed for purposes of proofs of completeness. See also actual world, modal logic, modal realism, realism, actualism, possibility, possibilia, quantification.
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Fraassen, Bas
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Possible Worlds I 158
possible world/ Lewis / Fraassen: (accdording to Fraassen): distinguishes between real and logically possible: - real world: are those where the natural laws apply - or natural laws as statements about real worlds - pos.w. unreal: those that are only logically conceivable.

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B. van Fraassen
The Scientific Image Oxford 1980

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26