from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who is interested in or deals with actualities; a realist: opposed to idealist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; a realist; -- opposed to
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- noun A
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Plantinga's version of actualist representationism faces its own version of the Quinean challenge, namely, the problem of specifying the individual essences which are supposed to replace non-actual possible objects.
This line of thought affords actualist representationists a powerful means to accommodate many apparently recalcitrant modal truths about non-actual possible objects, provided that these non-actual possible objects can be individuated uniquely by means of actually existing potential parts or origin.
In actualist representationism, existence is conceptually prior to actual existence.
The trouble for actualist representationism is that there is no obvious way to make sense of the pronoun ˜it™ in (b).
Let us examine how actualist representationists handle apparent modal truths asserting the possibility of non-actual objects.
If those actualist representationists are right and consistency is indeed a modal notion, then actualist representationism is not a reductionist theory of modality.
If we understand Zalta's theory this way, we have the following actualist picture: All objects are actual and existing, some objects are necessarily non-spatial, and other objects are possibly spatial and possibly non-spatial.
This involves a nested possibility, which is troublesome to actualist representationism
The talk of abstract objects may be vaguely reminiscent of actualist representationism, which employs representations, which are actual abstract objects.
Most of those who advertise their positions as actualist hold not only (5) with the most comprehensive domain of discourse in mind but also (1), and therefore (2) - (4) as well.
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