On the Plurality of Worlds

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Wiley, Feb 8, 2001 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of modal realism is a good reason for believing that it is true.

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User Review  - Mk Yost - Goodreads

Mind-blowing and not an easy read, but definitely worth it if you want to consider the possibilities/practicalities of other worlds. Read full review

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

David Lewis was crazy. Crazy like a fox, maybe, but crazy. Completely brilliant, though. He gets 9.5/10 Berkeleys on the "This argument has an insane conclusion but I can't find the flaw in the reasoning" scale. Read full review

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David Lewis (1941- 2001) was Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. His publications include Convention (reissued by Blackwell 2002), Counterfactuals (reissued by Blackwell 2000), Parts of Classes (1991), and of numerous articles in metaphysics and other areas. Many of his writings are available in his Collected Papers.

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