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The Structure of Gunk: Adventures in the Ontology of Space
Here are two ways space might be (not the only two): (1) Space is “pointy”. Every finite region has infinitely many infinitesimal, indivisible parts, called points. Points are zero-dimensional atomsExpand
General Dynamic Triviality Theorems
Famous results by David Lewis show that plausible-sounding constraints on the probabilities of conditionals or evaluative claims lead to unacceptable results, by standard probabilistic reasoning.Expand
On Where Things Could Be
Some philosophers respond to Leibniz’s “shift” argument against absolute space by appealing to antihaecceitism about possible worlds, using David Lewis’s counterpart theory. But separated fromExpand
The Logic of Opacity
We explore the view that Frege’s puzzle is a source of straightforward counterexamples to Leibniz’s law. Taking this seriously requires us to revise the classical logic of quantifiers and identity;Expand
Actuality for Counterpart Theorists
The counterpart theorist has a problem: there is no obvious way to understand talk about actuality in terms of counterparts. Expand
Indefinite Divisibility
Abstract Some hold that the lesson of Russell’s paradox and its relatives is that mathematical reality does not form a ‘definite totality’ but rather is ‘indefinitely extensible’. There can always beExpand
Temporary Safety Hazards
The Epistemic Objection says that certain theories of time (like the “growing block” and “moving spotlight”) imply that it is impossible to know which time is absolutely present. StandardExpand
Possible Worlds and the Objective World
It could be that, at the moment you finish reading this essay, the entire universe is wiped out in a great cosmic reset. After the reset, events exactly like those of the past 14 billion years areExpand