Single Idea 10709

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 1. Types of Modality]

Full Idea

We must conclude that priority is a modality distinct from that of time or necessity, a modality arising in some way out of the manner in which a collection is constituted from its members.

Gist of Idea

Priority is a modality, arising from collections and members


Michael Potter (Set Theory and Its Philosophy [2004], 03.3)

Book Reference

Potter,Michael: 'Set Theory and Its Philosophy' [OUP 2004], p.39

A Reaction

He is referring to the 'iterative' view of sets, and cites Aristotle 'Metaphysics' 1019a1-4 as background.