Introduction to Philosophy: The Possible World Machine
How different might the world have been? Thinking about possible worlds is an important tool of philosophy. Such 'thought experiments' challenge our intuitions concerning the limits of logic and meaning. The fifteen original short stories each raise a central philosophical problem or theme. Topics covered include freedom of the will, the existence of the soul, knowledge and scepticism, our knowledge of other minds, the objectivity of moral values, the criteria for personal identity, our fear of death, appearance and reality, space and time, the reality of the past, the definition of truth, fatalism and the future, and the reality of possible worlds.