Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Michael Burke, Barry Maund and Robert C. Stalnaker

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10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 2. Necessity as Primitive
Necessity and possibiliy are fundamental, and there can be no reductive analysis of them [Stalnaker]
10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 4. Necessity from Concepts
Conceptual possibilities are metaphysical possibilities we can conceive of [Stalnaker]
The necessity of a proposition concerns reality, not our words or concepts [Stalnaker]
10. Modality / C. Sources of Modality / 5. Modality from Actuality
Modal concepts are central to the actual world, and shouldn't need extravagant metaphysics [Stalnaker]