Author(s): Passmore J
Stout does not mean that there is a .world of possibilitior, which is quite distinct from the world of particular existences: .ll the contrary, he insists on thet close interconnexion. Evcry possibility is possible only relatively to certain conditions: it nr'y, for example, be a mathematical possibility but yet be mechanicllly impossible. But if the possible thus depends on the actual, so aho. Stout argues, the actual depends on the possible: to be actual is tn be 'possible in all ways'. The actual is a realized possibifit.