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Could I have had different parents? In practice, no, but in principle, yes. And could I have been born at a different time? Again, in practice no, but in principle, yes. These are, perhaps, common sense verdicts on such questions. But they go against what may be seen as some prevailing philosophical orthodoxies. I defend versions of the common sense verdicts, and argue against the orthodoxies here.
||Item accepted for publication in The Monist, 89 (3). pp. 371-389. ISSN 0026-9662. Not yet published.
||Arts > Philosophy
||26 Sep 2007
||05 Dec 2010 06:18
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