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- n. A proponent of actualism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; a realist; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is interested in or deals with actualities; a realist: opposed to idealist.
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This involves a nested possibility, which is troublesome to actualist representationism
If we understand Zalta's theory this way, we have the following actualist picture: All objects are actual and existing, some objects are necessarily non-spatial, and other objects are possibly spatial and possibly non-spatial.
The talk of abstract objects may be vaguely reminiscent of actualist representationism, which employs representations, which are actual abstract objects.
If those actualist representationists are right and consistency is indeed a modal notion, then actualist representationism is not a reductionist theory of modality.
In actualist representationism, existence is conceptually prior to actual existence.
Let us examine how actualist representationists handle apparent modal truths asserting the possibility of non-actual objects.
Most of those who advertise their positions as actualist hold not only (5) with the most comprehensive domain of discourse in mind but also (1), and therefore (2) - (4) as well.
The trouble for actualist representationism is that there is no obvious way to make sense of the pronoun ˜it™ in (b).
Plantinga's version of actualist representationism faces its own version of the Quinean challenge, namely, the problem of specifying the individual essences which are supposed to replace non-actual possible objects.
This line of thought affords actualist representationists a powerful means to accommodate many apparently recalcitrant modal truths about non-actual possible objects, provided that these non-actual possible objects can be individuated uniquely by means of actually existing potential parts or origin.
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