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Epistemological possibility is possibility relative to some body of knowledge of a certain subject S and concerns what is possible relative to the knowledge of S. There is a permissive and a strict account of epistemological possibility: one might offer a permissive account of epistemic possibility, according to which P is epistemically possible for S just in case S does not know that not-P, or a strict account, according to which P is epistemically possible for S just in case P is consistent [ ...

Therefore, each thing true of a particular is part of the particular’s individual essence. 36 A Theory of the Absolute This leads to the interesting question of whether individual essences entail Cambridge properties, where a Cambridge property is a property involved in a Cambridge change and the notion of mere Cambridge change is intuitively related to the notion of a mere Cambridge property insofar as the instantiation of a mere Cambridge property by x never depends on what x is like itself, so that whenever x loses or acquires a mere Cambridge property, this constitutes a mere Cambridge change of x.

1 States of affairs and the actual world There are prima facie distinct candidates for the fundamental ontological categories out of which a possible world might be constituted. Just to mention a few, there are events, particulars, properties, propositions and states of affairs. To a certain degree, these notions are all related to each other on the ontology to be developed, but it seems to be heuristically advantageous if we start with the notion of a state of affairs and, for now, take states of affairs as the ontological category that is most important with respect to our understanding of the constitution of our world.

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