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The alien paradox.

Tugby, Matthew (2015) 'The alien paradox.', Analysis., 75 (1). pp. 28-37.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Platonism, Possibility, Alien properties, Truthmaking.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
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
Record Created:03 Aug 2015 13:50
Last Modified:06 Dec 2015 00:30

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