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Transworld Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

The term transworld identity is often discussed in the discipline of philosophy as an individual's identity across possible worlds. This is rooted in the idea that a person's identity exists in more than one possible world, including the world in which he or she currently lives, which is referred to as the actual world. According to the philosopher David Lewis, there is no objective difference in status between an actual world and a possible world. The possible world is a ...

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