Definitions

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  • n. The doctrine that only one concrete world exists, and all other possible worlds are abstract

Etymologies

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ersatz +‎ -ism

Examples

  • An inconveniens for any kind of ersatzism on impossible worlds has to do with how to qualify the standard semantic clause for

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  • A metaphysical account of impossible worlds, alternative both to ersatzism and to Lewisian realism, has been proposed in Zalta

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  • This option embeds various sub-options, for modal ersatzism comes in various shapes.

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  • Famously, the two main options in the metaphysics of modality are David Lewis '(so-called extreme) modal realism, and ersatzism (or actualism, or abstractionism) in its various forms.

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  • For instance, if Lewis 'criticisms of ersatzism in On the Plurality of Worlds are right, then each ersatz account of impossible worlds inherits the limits of ersatz theories of possible worlds: each of these theories has to resort to intensional entities taken as primitive (such as propositions or states of affairs) in its explanation of what ersatz worlds are, or to primitive modal notions (most often, to both).

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  • Similarly, Plantingan ersatzism (worlds are states of affairs) or Stalnakerian ersatzism

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