By John Divers
Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge – 400 pages
Series: Problems of Philosophy
Possible Worlds presents the first up-to-date and comprehensive examination of one of the most important topics in metaphysics. John Divers considers the prevalent philosophical positions, including realism, antirealism and the work of important writers on possible worlds such as David Lewis, evaluating them in detail.
'An impressive work … It provides a systematic and comprehensive discussion that will be of great help for all doing research in the area, and would make the basis for a great graduate seminar. Highly recommended!' - Mind
John Divers is senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Leeds. He has written many journal articles on modality and analytic philosophy which have appeared in journals such as Mind, Nous, Synthese, Philosophical Studies, Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy and the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society.