HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Master Thesis

Le possible, l’impossible et le contradictoire

Abstract : This thesis explores the notion of possibility to build it on a non-circular fashion. This non-circular possibility is sought through David Lewis’s modal realisme and his possible worlds semantics which assimilate possibility and reality. This theory was not sufficient to get completely rid of circularity. We concluded from this fact that a complete theory of possibility had to be a theory of both possibility and impossibility, and that such a theory, which first did coincide possibility and reality, had also to coincide impossibility and reality, to finally be a complete theory of reality. To manage that, Yagisawa’s extended modal realism and his possible and impossible worlds semantics helped us. Worlds and logical spaces’ diversity led us to conclude that reality itself is intrinsically and fundamentally contradictory, which is the condition of possibility of its plurality.
Document type :
Master Thesis
Complete list of metadata

Contributor : Faculté Des Humanités Université de Lille Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:20:40 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 3:51:24 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 6:43:33 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International License


  • HAL Id : dumas-03356940, version 1


Samir Dellidj. Le possible, l’impossible et le contradictoire. Philosophie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03356940⟩



Record views


Files downloads