Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Adams, R.
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Possibility Stalnaker I 34
Possibility/Robert Adams: Thesis: Possibility is rather holistic than atomistic in the sense that what is possible is only part of a possible totally determined world.
("Possible completely determinate world").
Stalnaker: so far, however, our reflections do not imply that any consistent set of propositions is a subset of a world history. For the following (W4) does not follow from them, but must be added as an addition:
(W4) Each consistent set is a subset of a maximum consistent set.
Possible world/proposition/reduction/Stalnaker: we have two types of reduction:
a) Reduction of possible worlds on propositions.
b) Reduction of propositions to possible worlds.
The two are not equivalent.
Of course, they differ in terms of what is to be the basic concept.
> Possible worlds/Adams, world-story theory.

Sta I
R. Stalnaker
Ways a World may be Oxford New York 2003

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27