The Modal Dimension

  • Giluano Torrengo LOGOS — University of Barcelona, Spain. Labont — University of Torino, Italy.
Keywords: space and time

Abstract

Space and time are two obvious candidates as dimensions of reality. Yet, are they the only two dimensions of reality? Famously, David Lewis maintained the doctrine of ―modal realism‖, the thesis that possible worlds exist and are entities as concrete as the actual world that we live in. In this paper, I will explore the idea that modality can be construed as a dimension along with space and time. However, although Lewis‘ modal realism is the main source of inspiration for this construal of modality, I will argue that something else is required for having a modal dimension.

Published
2018-05-24
How to Cite
Torrengo, G. (2018). The Modal Dimension. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 4(19), 105-120. Retrieved from http://www.humanamente.eu/index.php/HM/article/view/19