Tugby, Matthew (2015) 'The alien paradox.', Analysis., 75 (1). pp. 28-37.
Platonism delivers a theory of possibility that is distinct from both Lewisian modal realism and ersatz modal theories. By putting the topic of alien properties at centre stage in our modal theorizing, a strong preliminary case for platonism can be made. A puzzle about alien properties is created by modern truthmaker theory and some plausible assumptions about properties and existence. But this puzzle is one that platonism is able to solve in a simple and conservative way.
|Keywords:||Platonism, Possibility, Alien properties, Truthmaking.|
|Full text:||(AM) Accepted Manuscript|
Download PDF (85Kb)
|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/anu113|
|Publisher statement:||This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Analysis following peer review. The version of record Tugby, Matthew (2015) 'The alien paradox.', Analysis., 75 (1). pp. 28-37 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/anu113|
|Date accepted:||30 October 2014|
|Date deposited:||03 August 2015|
|Date of first online publication:||01 December 2014|
|Date first made open access:||No date available|
Save or Share this output
|Look up in GoogleScholar|