THE nature of necessity

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Abstract

I give an account of the nature of absolute or metaphysical necessity. Absolute-necessarily P, I suggest, just if it is always the case that P and there never is or was a power with a chance to bring it about, bring about a power to bring it about, etc., that not P. I display both advantages and a cost of this sort of definition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-383
Number of pages25
JournalRes Philosophica
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy

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