Centered world

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A centered world, according to David Kellogg Lewis, consists of (1) a possible world, (2) an agent in that world, and (3) a time in that world.[1] The concept of centered worlds has epistemic as well as metaphysical uses;[2] for the latter, the three components of a centered world have connections to theories such as actualism, solipsism (especially egocentric presentism and perspectival realism), and presentism, respectively.


  1. ^ Lewis, David (October 1979). "Attitudes De Dicto and De Se". The Philosophical Review. 88 (4): 513–543. doi:10.2307/2184843. 
  2. ^ Liao, Shen-yi (April 2012). "What Are Centered Worlds?". The Philosophical Quarterly. 62 (247): 294–316. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.00042.x.