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Modal Persistence and Modal Travel


  • Thanks to Sam Baron and an anonymous referee for another journal for comments on an earlier version of this paper. We are especially grateful to an anonymous referee for this journal for his or her extremely helpful comments and suggestions. This paper is much improved as a result.


We argue that there is an interesting modal analogue of temporal persistence, namely modal persistence, and an interesting modal analogue of time travel, namely modal travel. We explicate each of these notions and then argue that there are plausible conditions under which some ordinary objects modally persist. We go on to consider whether it is plausible that any modally persistent objects also modally travel.