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possible world

n
(Logic) logic (in modal logic) a semantic device formalizing the notion of what the world might have been like. A statement is necessarily true if and only if it is true in every possible world
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inhabited one may reply: You might be perfectly in the right, if you could only show that the earth is the best possible world, in spite of what Voltaire has said.
Giuseppe ran to the gate and fled back to the possible world.
Except for a pallor strange to her face and a drawn look about her eyes, there was nothing to show that all was not for the best with Elizabeth in a best of all possible worlds.
It remained as a goblin football, as a hint that all is not for the best in the best of all possible worlds, and that beneath these superstructures of wealth and art there wanders an ill-fed boy, who has recovered his umbrella indeed, but who has left no address behind him, and no name.
Leibniz's conception of many possible worlds seems to accord much better with modern logic and with the practical empiricism which is now universal.
And he immediately turned his attention towards a clash with Butler, the former IBF champion, and a possible world title.
I FIRST heard about Manchester boxer Tyson Fury when he was only 17 and interviewed him, talking about his future as a possible world heavyweight champion.
The former Wales U20 fly-half was tipped as a possible World Cup contender, but was left out, even though Warren Gatland picked six men who can play No.
JESSICA Ennis-Hill has withdrawn from tomorrow's Birmingham Grand Prix as she bides her time before a possible World Championship bid later this year.
While the standard interpretation of Leibniz is that God actualized the best of all possible worlds from amongst a plurality of alternatives, Griffin's thesis entails that there is only one possible world, namely, the actual world.
The panic of the of a possible world apocalypse has also prompted many people in countries such as the UK, China and Russia to flock for packaged food that are learnt to be lasting for upto 25 years.
They are asking people to design and create a world where people and nature come first, before economic interests; to design and build the best possible world.