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The Actual and the Possible: Modality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy

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2018.10.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Sinclair (ed.), The Actual and the Possible: Modality and Metaphysics in Modern Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2017, 239pp., $67.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198786436. Reviewed by Kevin J. Harrelson, Ball State University The reviewer of an anthology, like its editor, is in the difficult position of having to consider as a whole what others will examine only in its parts. In this instance the reviewer hopes to make a case for an exception: this book presents a range of views on modality in modern philosophy that are better appreciated as a collective. Readers who look to any of its nine chapters for topics of antecedent interest, to be sure, will be rewarded with solid, professional contributions. But those who read the whole thing will get an informed glimpse of a bigger picture. Mark Sinclair outlines his editorial intentions in a concise introduction. For several decades a consensus,... Read. . .

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