Possible Worlds

possible worlds



  • Possible World: A way the world could be, a set of possibilities.
  • Actual World: The "possible world" that we live in.
  • Many view possible worlds as a convenient short hand to discuss groups of possibilities.
  • However, others have argued they are just as real as the world we live in.


  1. Preston Says:

    Dude, You could make so much money writing an intro to contemporary philosophy book with cartoons like this. Get a hold of Blackwell.
    Anyway, as always, you are awesome. Keep up the great work.

  2. thad Says:

    Yeah, it could be fun to write an intro to contemporary philosophy book.


  3. france Says:

    thats just assuming that this world is just a possibility. if you try tracing back “randomness” to where it could have originated (quantum mechanics?) then you’d probably just hit a solid wall where more research would have to be done in order to understand the mechanism