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This chapter examines moderate modal skepticism, a form of skepticism about metaphysical modality defended by Peter van Inwagen in order to blunt the force of certain modal arguments in the philosophy of religion. Van Inwagen's argument for moderate modal skepticism assumes Yablo's (1993) influential world-based epistemology of possibility. This chapter raises two problems for this epistemology of possibility, which undermine van Inwagen's argument. It then considers how one might motivatedoi:10.1093/oso/9780198798705.003.0016 fatcat:qnpdlnvaovbb5pbh3w4sfbow74