Philosophy 380: Metaphysics

TuTh 10:20
Breland 172
Jean-Paul Vessel
Fall 2016
Office: Breland 324
Office Hours: Tu 2:30-4:00 PM, and by appt.


David Lewis' influential and controversial On the Plurality of Worlds was published over 25 years ago. Lewis believes in an infinite number of possible worlds, each just as real as ours.

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