Article first published online: 12 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Author. Philosophy Compass © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 58–70, January 2012
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Woodward, R. (2012), Counterparts. Philosophy Compass, 7: 58–70. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00451.x
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 12 JAN 2012
Possible worlds represent you as being certain ways, as having a different lives, different hopes, and different friends. A foundational question in the philosophy of modality thus emerges: in virtue of what does a world represent you in these ways? In this paper, we focus on David Lewis's answer to this metarepresentational question: Counterpart Theory.