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Tänk om allt vore annorlunda: kausala relationer mellan det aktuella och icke-aktuella inom modalrealism och modalabstraktionism

Johansson, Märta LU (2017) FTEK01 20171
Theoretical Philosophy
Abstract
Can there be causation between actual and non-actual states of affairs? To me it seems so, but few modal theories seem to be able to handle the question. I present and compare two theories of modality: David Lewis' modal realism and Alvin Plantinga's abstractionist theory of modality. None of the theories can give a perfect answer, but while Lewis' theory simply make such causal relations impossible, Plantinga's theory could be used to explain such relations, even though he doesn't adress the questions himself. Finally I evalute the neo-actualist theory of modality, which also seems to be able to explain causation between actual and non-actual states of affairs.
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author
Johansson, Märta LU
supervisor
organization
course
FTEK01 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Modalitet, realism, aktualism, David Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, kausalitet
language
Swedish
id
8927727
date added to LUP
2019-01-29 16:47:59
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2019-01-29 16:47:59
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  abstract     = {Can there be causation between actual and non-actual states of affairs? To me it seems so, but few modal theories seem to be able to handle the question. I present and compare two theories of modality: David Lewis' modal realism and Alvin Plantinga's abstractionist theory of modality. None of the theories can give a perfect answer, but while Lewis' theory simply make such causal relations impossible, Plantinga's theory could be used to explain such relations, even though he doesn't adress the questions himself. Finally I evalute the neo-actualist theory of modality, which also seems to be able to explain causation between actual and non-actual states of affairs.},
  author       = {Johansson, Märta},
  keyword      = {Modalitet,realism,aktualism,David Lewis,Alvin Plantinga,kausalitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tänk om allt vore annorlunda: kausala relationer mellan det aktuella och icke-aktuella inom modalrealism och modalabstraktionism},
  year         = {2017},
}