Philosophy: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.