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    At the heart of David Lewis' modal realism are six central doctrines about possible worlds:
    Possible worlds exist – they are just as real as our world;
    Possible worlds are the same sort of things as our world – they differ in content, not in kind;
    Possible worlds cannot be reduced to something more basic – they are irreducible entities in their own right.
    Actuality is indexical. When we distinguish our world from other possible worlds by claiming that it alone is actual, we mean only that it is our world.
    Possible worlds are unified by the spatiotemporal interrelations of their parts; every world is spatiotemporally isolated from every other world.
    Possible worlds are causally isolated from each other.

    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama XIV (-9.50; -7.03)‽ Warning - some snark above‽

    by annieli on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 01:18:52 PM PST

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