I’m a fan of David Kellogg Lewis in the sense that he affords the maximum possible space in which to have possible worlds – by making them actual. Sort of a gigantic spreadsheet with almost identical values to each other but a little different but there’s no way the columns can interact with one another.

I’m a fan of David Kellogg Lewis in the sense that he affords the maximum possible space in which to have possible worlds – by making them actual.
Sort of a gigantic spreadsheet with almost identical values to each other but a little different but there’s no way the columns can interact with one another.
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  • Well, yes, everything exists “in some way”. And that’s the part that would trip me up for a while – and why I ended up going with ontological pluralism, even if it’s not a fully satisfying answer.
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Well, I’ll give what started it because i just remembered, first.
It took me until May 2021 to settle on an answer that was good enough. So Nov 2014 – May 2021 – 6.5 years before I could kind of stop.
Yes. It doesn’t do anything.

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It’s a ghost town without any ghosts. The ghosts are necessary.

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 Yes it could. It can all be true. But what then? Where does it go from that point? It’s a database.
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Well, you can have a ghost town with ghosts, a ghost town without ghosts, a ghost town that is a town, a ghost town that is not a town…
  Something can’t exist without being named?

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