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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a Spanish political party which aims at the establishment of a republic by constitutional means.
- n. A member of a modern socialistic faction in France.
“The Federation of the Socialist Workers of France was termed "possibilist" because it advocated gradual reforms, whereas the French Workers 'Party promoted Marxism.”
“Lewis's is the most developed version of possibilist realism based on possible worlds.”
“A useful overview of various issues concerning Lewis's possibilist realism, as well as actualist representationism, is found in Divers”
“V. Quine argued against when he took himself to be arguing against the typical possibilist realism (Quine 1976), and it is arguably the view many possible-worlds theorists adumbrated, however vaguely and amorphously, as the representative possibilist realist theory before Lewis forcefully articulated his own version.”
“The leading answer is due to David Lewis, who is the proponent of the best-known version of possibilist realism, namely, modal counterpart theory.”
“Lewis's possibilist realism faces the problem of specifying non-actual possible objects.”
“We saw that possibilist realism faces the problem of specifying non-actual possible objects.”
“This possibilist view validates the Converse Barcan Formula.”
“That is, the existential quantifier in the consequent needs to have a free range independently of the possibility operator in whose scope it occurs, which is hard to fathom on actualist representationism but which the possibilist view allows.”
“There is good evidence that the latter is the case, for Parsons 'ontology, as a typically Meinongian ontology, includes the round square and other impossible objects, which the possibilist ontology does not include.”
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