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From: "Matthew West" <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:32:18 +0100
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Dear John,



Possible worlds don't exist.  This  world is all we have.

MW: And your proof for that is...?

MW: I will grant you that we do not (currently at least) have access to other possible worlds, but that is a long way from them not existing. It is merely the case that we cannot prove whether they exist or not. We can of course show that we have representations of other possible worlds, just as we have representations of this world. It is sometimes worth remembering that in ontology we are only actually dealing with representations, even of this world.




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