Philosophy Word of the Day – Actualism

“The view that what is actual exists, but that what is merely possible does not exist.  It is held by Alvin Plantinga, Robert Stalnaker et al.  This view stands in opposition to a view sometimes called possibilism but more often (modal) realism, held by David Lewis, that non-actual possible worlds exist.”

Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy (Penguin Books, 2005), 5.

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