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  • 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.

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  • The Federation of the Socialist Workers of France was termed "possibilist" because it advocated gradual reforms, whereas the French Workers 'Party promoted Marxism.

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  • Lewis's is the most developed version of possibilist realism based on possible worlds.

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  • A useful overview of various issues concerning Lewis's possibilist realism, as well as actualist representationism, is found in Divers

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  • 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.

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  • The leading answer is due to David Lewis, who is the proponent of the best-known version of possibilist realism, namely, modal counterpart theory.

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  • Lewis's possibilist realism faces the problem of specifying non-actual possible objects.

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  • We saw that possibilist realism faces the problem of specifying non-actual possible objects.

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  • This possibilist view validates the Converse Barcan Formula.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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