Single Idea 16063

[catalogued under 10. Modality / A. Necessity / 5. Metaphysical Necessity]

Full Idea

Lowe (1998) defines metaphysical necessity in terms of logical necessity 'broadly contrued'.

Gist of Idea

Metaphysical necessity is logical necessity 'broadly construed'


report of E.J. Lowe (The Possibility of Metaphysics [1998]) by Lynch,MP/Glasgow,JM - The Impossibility of Superdupervenience n 3

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophical Studies' [-], p.217

A Reaction

[I seem to have missed this simple thought in Lowe 1998 - must revisit]. Both metaphysical and logical necessity can be taken as 'true in all possible worlds', but that doesn't make them the same truths.