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I argue that if David Lewis’ modal realism is true, modal realists from different possible worlds can fall in love with each other. I offer a method for uniquely picking out possible people who are in love with us and not with our counterparts. Impossible lovers and trans-world love letters are considered. Anticipating objections, I argue that we can stand in the right kinds of relations to merely possible people to be in love with them and that ending a trans-world relationship to start a relationship with an actual person isn't cruel to one's otherworldly lover.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0114.2008.00319.x

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy University of Texas at Austin

Publication date: June 1, 2008

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