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Possibility offers a new analysis of the metaphysical concepts of possibility and necessity, one that does not rely on any sort of 'possible worlds'. The analysis proceeds from an account of the notion of a physical object and from the positing of properties and relations. It is motivated by considerations about how we actually speak of and think of objects. Michael Jubien discusses several closely related topics, including different purported varieties of possible worlds, the doctrine of 'essentialism', natural kind ...

Possibility 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199596287


Possibility 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199232789