Possible worlds
possible worlds

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  • Possible Worlds — may refer to: * Possible Worlds (play), by John Mighton ** Possible Worlds (film), by Robert Lepage, based on the Mighton play * Possible Worlds (poetry book), by Peter Porter * Possible Worlds (book), by J. B. S. Haldane …   Wikipedia

  • possible worlds — The central notion in the semantic or model theoretic exploration of modal logic . A possible world is here considered to be a complete state of affairs, or one in which every proposition under consideration has a definite truth value. A… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Possible Worlds (play) — Possible Worlds , written in 1990 by John Mighton, is an unusual play. Part murder mystery, part science fiction, and part mathematical philosophy, it follows the multiple parallel lives of the mysterious George Barber. At the play s beginning,… …   Wikipedia

  • Possible Worlds (film) — Possible Worlds is a 2000 Canadian film adaptation of the play of the same name. The film is directed by Robert Lepage, and stars Tom McCamus and Tilda Swinton. AwardsWon* Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design Genie Awards * Best… …   Wikipedia

  • Of All Possible Worlds —   First …   Wikipedia

  • Best of all possible worlds — OptimismThe phrase the best of all possible worlds ( fr. le meilleur des mondes possibles) was coined by the German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz in his 1710 work Essais de Théodicée sur la bonté de Dieu, la liberté de l homme et l origine du mal …   Wikipedia

  • all’s for the best in the best of all possible worlds — This saying translates Voltaire’s Tout est pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes possibles, the observation which the philosophical optimist Dr Pangloss in Candide (1759) persists in making, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. 1911 …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • the best of all possible worlds — the best of all (possible) worlds : the best possible situation The current economic situation is the best of all possible worlds for investors. • • • Main Entry: ↑world …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) best of both possible worlds — the best of ˈboth/ˈall possible worlds idiom the benefits of two or more completely different situations that you can enjoy at the same time • If you enjoy the coast and the country, you ll get the best of both worlds on this walk. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) best of all possible worlds — the best of ˈboth/ˈall possible worlds idiom the benefits of two or more completely different situations that you can enjoy at the same time • If you enjoy the coast and the country, you ll get the best of both worlds on this walk. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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