Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013
© 2013 The Author. Philosophy Compass © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 360–372, April 2013
How to Cite
Nolan, D. P. (2013), Impossible Worlds. Philosophy Compass, 8: 360–372. doi: 10.1111/phc3.12027
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2013
Philosophers have found postulating possible worlds to be very useful in a number of areas, including philosophy of language and mind, logic, and metaphysics. Impossible worlds are a natural extension to this use of possible worlds, and can help resolve a number of difficulties thrown up by possible-worlds frameworks.