Adam Murray & Chris Tillman


Selection and Propositional Structure


David Lewis's dilemma for ``magical'' ersatz modal realism generalizes well-beyond the metaphysics of possible worlds, to a wide swathe of metaphysical views that posit systematic modal correlations between distinct entities. In this paper, we explore the lessons of Lewis's dilemma for the metaphysics of propositions. One upshot of the discussion is that the potential scope of Lewis's dilemma, when directed at theories of propositions, is much wider than might be expected. A further upshot is that theories which attribute robust mereological structure to propositions are uniquely situated to avoid the dilemma's ``internal'' horn.

Date / Time / Place

June 22nd / 9:35 / Aula 0A