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Impossible Worlds

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[Revised entry by Francesco Berto and Mark Jago on August 31, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] According to David Hume, the impossible cannot be conceived. Moritz Schlick claimed that the logically impossible, such as an explicit inconsistency, is simply unthinkable. Yet Hegel complained that it is "one of the fundamental prejudices of...

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