Here’s a draft of a short paper making a few simple points about the analysis of physical modality. The abstract is as follows:
I discuss some general conditions on accounts of modality, and argue that the Lewisian condition of ‘Plenitude’ is misleading and ill-motivated. I then apply the resulting set of criteria to the case of the analysis of physical modality, arguing that the Lewisian ‘restriction strategy’ for analysing physical modality leaves important work undone.
The draft is here. Any comments extremely welcome!
Edit: Made some minor changes after discussing my objection to Fine’s argument with the man himself.
Edit again: Updated the draft again. Not that anyone’s reading this!